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Blue Spruce alternatives


We have had two beautiful blue spruce trees that did not make it. One succumbed to bag worms and the other one we are not sure. We are preparing to plant a new evergreen and we love the blue spruces, but cannot afford the mistake again. What is your #1 suggestion for purchasing a large evergreen that will be getting full sun? Thank you. - Jamie -


  1. 1 year ago

    Spruce do not tolerate drought. If you plant one it will need watered during dry periods forever. The plant likes it more even on the moisture. If you will not commit to the water don’t plant one. Junipers are the only drought tolerant evergreen for the area.

    Best of luck. Dennis Johnson County Extension

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