White Spruce 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 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 have impressive and aggressive root systems which adapt very well to a variety of soil types and conditions.
Native to the northern United States and Canada, White Spruce 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. Habitat for White Spruce 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.
White Spruce: characteristics and options• prefers hardiness zones 3-6
• prefers full sun to partial shade
• mature height and spread: up to 100 ft high, 20-25 ft spread
• does well in a wide range of soils
• Missouri Botanical Garden info on Picea glauca
• White Spruce Sizes and Availability:
--- White Spruce seedlings [sold out till Fall 2021]
--- White Spruce transplants [sold out till Fall 2021]
--- White Spruce plug seedlings [sold out till Fall 2021]
--- White Spruce plug transplants [discontinued]
--- White Spruce conservation grade plug transplants [discontinued]
• Comparable alternative species: Black Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Meyers Spruce, Norway Spruce and Serbian 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)