Is a blue spruce a good evergreen choice to plant ?

Asked August 15, 2019, 6:05 PM EDT

Should I stay away from a blue spruce for my yard ?i have been reading that it is not thriving in Maryland because of warm temps.... diseases are overtaking it. What are the arborists in MD saying? is there a better choice ? Thanks.

Howard County Maryland plant selection blue spruce trees

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Blue spruce are beautiful but we would be leary of planting one if you want it to last a long time.
Like the previously widely planted Leyland cypress, they can look good for multiple years but do eventually succumb to environmental stresses in our area.

See our blog here for more info and possible replacements:
https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/2018/01/08/whats-wrong-with-my-blue-spruce-tree/


Christine