Blue Spruce
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Blue Spruce

Zone 80401 | Anonymous added on September 3, 2018 | Answered

Dear Expert, 15 years ago we planted a Blue Spruce in the corner of our yard. I had told the landscaper I was worried about blocking my view and he said this was a dwarf Spruce. I'm getting very concerned as to whether this is a dwarf or an actual blue spruce. It now has blocked my view and I'm worried the tree is going to grow and grow. Of course, it is the most beautiful healthy Blue Spruce you've ever seen! (Ironic because I planted $100s of dollars on plants that didn't survive, the plant I wouldn't mind dying, looks like it will live till the end of time.). I've pair for two arborist to come out and identify if this is in fact a dwarf or a full size Blue Spruce. We need to take action if it is a full size. Can you give me any ideas as to how to assess if this is a dwarf or a giant?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 4, 2018

Even a dwarf spruce can get as tall as 13 feet. Even it is a dwarf tree. It is likely taller than most people attribute to dwarf trees. A fully mature standard spruce is no small tree... Towering well over 30 feet tall. A dward of one of these is still a large tree. I hope your issue is resolved soon.

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