Black Hills Spruce
The Black Hills Spruce, Picea Glauca Var. densata, is noted for its dark green foliage and conical form. Black Hills Spruce trees are very dense and have a deep dark green color.
It is a truly cold adapted tree and is very resistant to winter injury. Black Hills Spruce prefers rich moist soil in full sun, and also thrives in dry, well-drained sites. The needles are short and soft to the touch.
This evergreen conifer tree has a medium growth rate and requires little, if any, pruning. Deer dislike Black Hills Spruce.
This tree is commonly used for windbreaks, privacy screens and accent plantings. It will reach a height of six feet in nine years on a good site. This spruce is a very long-lived species with a life span of 150 to 350 years!
An ornamental evergreen, Black Hills Spruce is slow growing, has a conical shape, and is ideal in windbreaks or screens.
* Dark green needles
* Long lived
* Slow growing
|Family||Picea Glauca Var. densata|
|Restricted||AK, HI, ID, UT|
|Mature Height||40 - 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 25 feet|
|Moisture||Moist, Well Drained|
|Growth Rate||Slow to Moderate|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
|Characteristics||Deep Dark Green Color; Dense Conical Form|