[Picea glauca ‘Densata’]
Perfect for privacy screens and windbreaks, Black Hills Spruce transplants are a slow-growing, compact tree, but slow growth equals very dense growth. Unlike many of the faster growing evergreen species, you cannot see through a Black Hills Spruce as the tree matures. It’s short bright bluish green needles and a dense, conical shape makes Black Hills Spruce transplants a landscaper’s friend. This species of spruce can be planted and trimmed almost like a hedge.
Once established, Black Hills Spruce transplants are a very tough tree, virtually immune to the most common spruce pests and are very tolerant of drying winter winds. These characteristics make them 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 80 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 actually thrive in a much wider range of cooler, moist regions, including states as far south as Georgia if planted at a higher elevation.
These specific bare root evergreen transplants are available and shipping now [shipping info]. If you’d like to delay shipment, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific evergreen trees ends around Thanksgiving week 2018 and resumes in Spring 2019. If you need evergreen trees shipped before or after these dates, please look at our various sizes and species of evergreen plug seedlings and evergreen plug transplants, which can be shipped at nearly any time of year.