Black Hills Spruce Seedlings

(Picea glauca ‘Densata’)

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Black Hills Spruce seedlings will available in Spring 2019, see Black Hills Spruce plug seedlings & Black Hills Spruce transplantsPlease consider joining our very unobtrusive email list [only 3-4 emails per year] to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size

black hills spruce seedlings for sale
Black Hills Spruce Seedlings, approx 5-10″ tall

Perfect for privacy screens and windbreaks, Black Hills Spruce is a slow-growing, compact tree, but that slow growth results in very dense growth. Unlike many of the faster growing evergreen species, you cannot see through the 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 is virtually immune to the most common spruce pests and is very tolerant of drying winter winds. These characteristics make it 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 about 50 feet over a life span of up to 300 years.

Black Hills Spruce: Zones 3-6
Suitable for Zones 3-6, prefers full sun

Black Hills Spruce, Picea glauca ‘Densata’, is actually a subspecies of White Spruce, Picea glauca, and therefore share nearly all of the same characteristics. However, Black Hills Spruce do not exhibit the “interesting” [read: slightly stinky] aroma of the White Spruce.

Although named after the South Dakota region in which it is naturally found, Black Hills Spruce actually thrive in a much wider range of cooler, moist regions, including states as far south as Georgia if planted at a higher elevation. This species makes for a very useful ornamental spruce indeed.

Black Hills Spruce 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 Spring 2019]
--- Black Hills Spruce transplants [now shipping]
--- Black Hills Spruce plug seedlings [now shipping]
--- Black Hills Spruce plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]
--- Black Hills Spruce conservation grade plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]

• order using the green buttons below, or use our evergreen mailorder form
• 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

Black Hills Spruce seedlings will available in Spring 2019, see Black Hills Spruce plug seedlings & Black Hills Spruce transplantsPlease consider joining our very unobtrusive email list [only 3-4 emails per year] to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size

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