White Spruce (Picea glauca)

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Description

Latin: Picea glauca

Zones: 2-7

Other common names: Canadian spruce, Black Hills spruce, skunk spruce, cat spruce

Mature Height/spread: 75 ft. high/ 10-20 ft. spread medium growth rate

Soil / Climate: Large trees transplant easily, best in well-drained, sandy soils, prefers acidic soils and cooler climates, likes full sun.

Notes: Often used for windbreaks, lumber and in some parts of the country as a Christmas tree. White spruce has a narrow conical form.  Branches are held horizontally, dense when young, becoming more loose and open with age.  Uses are for Christmas trees, hedge, windbreak and screen.  White spruce is the northernmost tree species in North America.

Wildlife: Winter shelter for wildlife. Squirrels will eat the buds. Spruce grouse eat the needles. The seed is eated by a variety of woodpeckers, pheasant, and many other varieties of birds. Porcupines and black bear enjoy the bark.

Cold Stream Farm supplies White Spruce trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Picea glauca can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 in

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