Friday, February 04, 2011

Golden Feathers Colorado Spruce



Golden Feathers Colorado Spruce
Picea pungens 'Golden Feathers'
(PY-see-uh)

I saw this unusual tree at a nursery last year. It would have probably made it into my cart except they wanted almost $500 for a 4-foot tall specimen. Now I don’t mind paying that much for a tree but I need to know about it first and it has to be something that really has a use.

‘Golden Feathers’ is a selection from a seedling discovered in 1960. The new growth is bright yellow that fades to a chartreuse color and then turns green. The new growth color lasts about three weeks (which is kind of short). It turns into a large tree of about 45 feet tall.


We have made it to Southern Florida and are enjoying warm humid temperatures and some actual outdoor flowers. I will be prowling around the grounds of this hotel with my camera in a little while before heading off to Key West.

5 comments:

Janet said...

I think Florida in the winter for a gardener is like a kid in a candy store. Enjoy!
I too like that Gold Feathers, 45 feet tall is a good sized evergreen. wow

Samantha G said...

The bright yellow is definitely interesting and fun, but not sure it's $500 worth of fun!! :)

Les said...

Just when I thought I was over my Picea envy issues, you post this.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Wow - what a pretty colored yellow evergreen! xoox

Fishtail Cottage said...

Wow - what a pretty colored yellow evergreen! xoox