White Spruce transplants feature short, bluish-green needles and a nice overall appearance, great for ornamental uses. This evergreen species features a conical shape which spreads fairly wide at the base if planted in the open. White Spruce transplants are excellent for use as windbreaks and privacy screens due to their generally thick growth combined with fast growth, an uncommon characteristic among evergreen trees. They also tend to retain needles better than most other spruces. White Spruce transplants have impressive and aggressive root systems which adapt very well to a variety of soil types and conditions, but as with all species, they do have their preferences.
White Spruce are native to the northern United States and Canada, and are very tolerant of cold windy conditions [reportedly down to negative 50 deg F], 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 evergreen tree in North America. White Spruce are an important food source and shelter for grouse and other seed eating birds, as well as red squirrels.
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.