(a.k.a. Blackhills Spruce, Black Hills White Spruce)
[Picea glauca ‘Densata’]
Perfect for evergreen privacy screens and windbreaks, Black Hills Spruce is a slow-growing, compact tree with visually dense growth. Unlike many of the faster growing evergreen species, a Black Hills Spruce becomes a fantastic visual barrier and windbreak as the tree matures.
SOLD OUT till Fall 2020, see Black Hills Spruce seedlings
It’s short bright bluish green needles and conical shape makes Black Hills Spruce a landscaper’s friend. This species of spruce can be planted and trimmed almost like a hedge. Once established, this species is a very tough tree, virtually immune to the most common spruce pests and very tolerant of drying winter winds.
Because of these characteristics, Black Hills Spruce are ideal as an ornamental, privacy screen or windbreak. With some patience with it’s slower growth, Black Hills Spruce can reach heights of up to 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 actually thrive in a much wider range of cooler, moist regions. This includes states as far south as Georgia if planted at a high enough elevation.
Black Hills Spruce transplants: 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 size and availability 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 $45.00 (5 bareroot evergreen transplants)
10-pack for $57.00 (10 bare root evergreen transplants)
25-pack for $109.00 (25 bare root evergreen transplants)
50-pack for $179.00 (50 bare root evergreen transplants)
100-pack for $273.00 (100 bare root evergreen transplants)