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Black Hills Spruce

Picea glauca var. densata

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Black Hills Spruce

Picea glauca var. densata

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Picea glauca var. densata

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Black Hills Spruce is considered by all experts to be the very best white spruce you can grow. It is remarkable for its compact growth, reaching 20 to 40 feet tall in time, with a spread of just 10 to 15 feet. It always maintains a perfect pyramidal form to the ground, with no need for any clipping to stay dense and symmetrical. It has attractive evergreen blue-green foliage, and this tree makes the perfect lawn specimen 365 days of the year. Plant it as a screen along your property line, an avenue along a driveway, or as background planting behind your shrubs and flowers. This tree is remarkable for its resistance to cold, and it thrives in areas with cold winters and cool summers.

  • The very best variety of white spruce you can grow
  • Compact, perfectly-pyramidal growth needs no clipping
  • Attractive blue-green evergreen foliage
  • Very cold resistant to minus 40
  • Grows in a wide range of soils

Plant your Black Hills Spruce in any well-drained soil. Once established it is moderately drought resistant, and it is rarely bothered by pests or diseases. It is hardy to minus 40 degrees, yet grows at a good pace, reaching 10 feet tall within 10 years. It grows in both sun and light shade and requires no care to always be a handsome addition to your garden planting. When you want spruce trees, choose the acknowledged best variety – Black Hills Spruce.