White Spruce seedlings are excellent for use as windbreaks and privacy screens due to their generally thick foliage combined with fast growth, an uncommon characteristic among evergreen trees. This species of spruce features short, bluish-green needles and a nice overall appearance, great for ornamental uses. White Spruce feature a conical shape which spreads fairly wide at the base if planted in the open. They tend to retain needles better than most other spruces, and offer great protection from strong winds all year round.
White Spruce are an important shelter and food source for grouse and other seed eating birds, as well as red squirrels.
White Spruce seedlings are native to the northern United States and Canada, and are very tolerant of cold windy conditions, partial shade and wet soils such as stream banks and lake shores. White Spruce habitat is generally from Indiana north, although they grow at higher elevations in lower states. They are the most northern species of tree in North America.
These specific bare root evergreen seedlings 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.