[Picea glauca ‘Densata’]
Perfect for evergreen privacy screens and windbreaks, Black Hills Spruce transplants are a slow-growing, compact tree, resulting in very dense growth that is too thick to see through. Unlike many of the faster growing evergreen species, a Black Hills Spruce becomes a fantastic visual barrier and windbreak 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 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 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]
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• 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
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.