Meyers Spruce Seedling Plugs
[a.k.a. Chinese Blue Spruce, Meyer's 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 they are very commonly grown and planted throughout the United States, and as far south as Northern Georgia and Northern Texas due to their drought tolerance. 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 cordless drill, any old/dull/rusty 1 inch drill bit you have lying around [your own, we do not provide], and a few simple items, you can realistically plant upwards of 100 plug seedlings in an hour. Your back will thank us later :)
SOLD OUT till Fall 2015
OTHER SIZES AND OPTIONS:
Meyers Spruce are offered in the following sizes:
• plug seedling [sold out]
• plug transplant [sold out]
• conservation grade plug transplant [sold out]
Comparable/alternative species: Black Hills Spruce, Black Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce, White Spruce
Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
Pictures of mature Meyers Spruce
These pictures are for general identification and description only. As your trees reach maturity, they may vary slightly in size, color, and general appearance.
Approx 7-15 inches [photo is no longer accurate]
Prefers zones 3-8
Suitable for full sun and partial shade
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