(a.k.a. Blackhills Spruce, Black Hills White Spruce)
[Picea glauca ‘Densata’]
Perfect for privacy screens and natural windbreaks, Black Hills Spruce are a slow-growing, compact tree, and slow growth equals very dense growth.
Sold Out till Fall 2020, no other options currently available for this species
Unlike many of the faster growing evergreen species, you cannot see through Black Hills Spruce as the tree matures. It’s short bright bluish green needles and a dense, conical shape makes this evergreen species a landscaper’s friend.
Black Hills Spruce plug seedlings for sale, approx 4-8″ tall [click to enlarge]
Black Hills Spruce plug seedlings are virtually immune to the most common spruce pests and is very tolerant of drying winter winds. These characteristics make this species ideal as an ornamental, privacy screen or windbreak if you have some patience with it’s slower growth. Black Hills Spruce can reach heights of 40-50 feet over a life span of up to 300 years.
Although named after the South Dakota region in which it is naturally found, Black Hills Spruce plug seedlings actually thrive in a much wider range of cooler, moist regions, including states as far south as Georgia if planted at a higher elevation.
PLANT IN RECORD TIME:
Watch how to plant evergreen seedling plugs faster and with less effort than any other type of “bare root” evergreen tree. With just a cordless drill, a garden cart or wheelbarrow, a 5 gallon bucket of water, and any old/dull/rusty 1 inch drill bit you have lying around, you can realistically plant one plug seedling per minute. Your back will thank us later 🙂
Black Hills Spruce plug seedlings: characteristics and info• prefers hardiness zones 3-6
• prefers full sun, does ok in partial shade
• mature height and spread: 35-50ft high, 15-20ft spread
• prefers lighter, richer soils; loamy soils; sandy soils
• Missouri Botanical Gardens info on Picea glauca ‘Densata’
• Black Hills Spruce Sizes and Availability:
--- Black Hills Spruce seedlings [available in Fall 2020]
--- Black Hills Spruce transplants [available in Fall 2020]
--- Black Hills Spruce plug seedlings [available in Fall 2020]
--- Black Hills Spruce plug transplants [possibly available in Fall 2021]
--- Black Hills Spruce conservation grade plug transplants [possibly available in Fall 2021]
• Comparable alternative species: Black Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Meyers Spruce, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce and White Spruce. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT in this species in this size, see options above. Please consider joining our very unobtrusive email list to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size. You may also request a custom invoice to reserve these trees in your name for a later ship date.
Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $32.00 (5 evergreen plug seedlings)
10-pack for $45.00 (10 evergreen plug seedlings)
25-pack for $77.00 (25 evergreen plug seedlings)
50-pack for $120.00 (50 evergreen plug seedlings)
100-pack for $179.00 (100 evergreen plug seedlings)
Plug seedlings are shipped in bundles, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, cotton gift bag packaging and custom laser cut pendants for all sizes of plug seedlings and plug transplants, sold separately in matching quantities.