Lutz Spruce

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SKU
10004701

Finally, a reliable source for high-quality Lutz Spruce (Picea x lutzii) trees. Replace critical habitat in swing zones from coastal to dry inland climates.

This natural hybrid of White Spruce and Sitka Spruce is found where the two native ranges of each parent overlap. Lutz has the distinct advantage of health and vigor found in these nothospecies types of plant crosses.

Planting and Application:

Tall, narrow and elegant…Lutz Spruce features pointed, blue-gray needles that are softer than coastal Sitka. The generally symmetrical branches are downturned around a strong central leader.

  • Create an informal woodland planting with Lutz and other evergreen trees and shrubs. Follow the lay of your land, varying the spacing between trees; eliminate straight lines for a natural look.
  • Or, perhaps you prefer to create a more formal look with an evenly spaced, broad upright to oval, large-scale hedge of Lutz Spruce along your property line. We do recommend that you alternate with other tree species to protect your investment with wise biodiverse planting practices.
  • Get ready to answer questions about your exceptional evergreen tree. Just as it did as the first tree to represent Alaska as the 2015 Capitol Christmas tree, Lutz Spruce commands attention.
  • People around the world are excited to discover this useful evergreen selection. It's proven to be useful and relatively fast-growing in timber reclamation areas from the British Isles, Greenland and some of the coldest zones of Norway.
  • Guitar instrument makers are also excited about this special Spruce tree. They claim Lutz Spruce tonewood delivers richness and that Lutz soundboards stand up to lively and even aggressive playing styles.

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Plant Lutz Spruce in well-drained soil and full sun for the fastest growth rate. It performs best in at least six hours of sunlight a day.

  • Use symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster in the planting hole for life-long support that never "wears out". Get expert planting tips from the NatureHills.com Horticulture team.
  • We recommend providing supplemental water in dry weather. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root zone and pull it back away from directly touching the trunk.
  • Give it room to reach the maximum spread listed on the plant highlights. You won't want to ruin the long lines of this special tree by trimming the lower branches.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Lutz Spruce Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Picea x lutzii
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Blue Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring