[a.k.a. Chinese Blue Spruce, Meyer’s Spruce, Myers Spruce]
The Meyers Spruce is a dark-green spruce with short needles and a slightly slower than average growth rate for a spruce. In terms of shape and needles and other characteristics, it is virtually identical to the Colorado Blue Spruce, but is more resistant to pests and disease. It’s shape, blue-green color and excellent needle retention makes it ideal as an ornamental, and it’s average growth rate results in dense growth, making it well-suited to applications such as windbreaks and privacy screens.
Meyers Spruce are native to China, but are very commonly grown and planted throughout the United States, as far south as Northern Georgia and Northern Texas due to their drought tolerance and ability to grow in warmer zones. At higher elevations they can survive even farther south, although they may not flourish as they do farther north. They prefer full sun, but can grow in both light and heavier soils and a wide range of soil acidity. They can reach a mature height of 40 feet, which is less than other popular spruces, making them ideal for locations where height is an issue.
PLANT IN RECORD TIME:
Watch how to plant these evergreen seedling plugs faster and with less effort than any other type of “bare root” evergreen seedling. With just a garden cart or wheelbarrow, a jug or three of water, a cordless drill, any old/dull/rusty 1 inch drill bit you have lying around [your own drill bit, we do not provide a free auger with plug seedlings], you can realistically plant at least one plug seedling per minute. Your back will thank us later 🙂
PRE-ORDER NOW, SHIPPING MON-THURS FROM OCT 30 – DEC 18, 2017
Order the above plug seedlings by 9am EST and we try hard to ship same day [once shipping season has begun], unless [a] your trees won’t get to you by Friday or [b] our shipping schedule is already full. If you’d like to order now to guarantee availability but postpone your shipment to a later date, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order.