Picea pungens or the Spring Ghost Colorado Spruce is a slow-growing upright conifer with light blue-green needles. Evergreen and hardy to zones 3-8. In spring new growth emerges a wonderful cream white which covers the entire tree. By June the white needles fade to the normal blue-green again. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 6' tall x 3' wide in 10 years.
Picea pungens 'Walnut Glen' Colorado Spruce. A dwarf evergreen conifer with a formal, dense pyramidal shape. Gray-blue foliage has a dusting of light cream-yellow. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 5' tall x 2.5' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -40 degrees. USDA zone 3
Starting a Christmas Tree Business A Christmas tree farmer offers his advice on joining the business, including tips on species selection, buying and planting seedlings, pruning, and selling your trees.