Meyer's Spruce

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Blue-green year-round garden structure and form, the impeccable Meyer's Spruce Tree (Picea meyeri) is a fantastic selection of the native Spruce tree with lovely spikey short-needled Spruce with needles that encircle each branch! The lovely evergreen color lights up the winter landscape and anchors the garden throughout the growing season with true blue-green color!

Meyer's naturally pyramidal form and a very compact and densely growing selection of Spruce. These slow-and-steady growers aren't in any rush to get massive in size, meaning you will enjoy their mighty presence for ages! Once they do get some growth on them, birds and wildlife flock to these bird-friendly hotels and buffets! Spruce Trees have purplish male cones in the spring and long dangling green female cones which transform into long, scaly brown slender cones in the fall. 

Squirrels and several species of songbird love the pinenuts in these dangling morsels and you'll love the crafts you can do with them too! They're of course beautiful ornamental interest all winter! Discovered in Western China in 1908 and named after Frank N. Meyer of the US Department of Agriculture. Meyer collected seeds for Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum.

Planting and Application:

These are classic Christmas trees shaped Conifers and add that structured elegance and year-round color to your landscape! A single specimen will look picture-perfect as the focal point of your front yard! Stand groupings in your back yard for privacy and bird sanctuaries, while also creating habitat, shade and shelter for you and your local wildlife.

Meyer's Spruce is ideal for shelterbelts as they are bulking up a windbreak. Interplant among faster growing, but shorter-lived species for a long-lasting and varied hedge that also offers privacy, and color! Not only blocking the wind but noise and slowing drifting snow too. Evergreens look lovely anywhere in the landscape! Cold hardy from USDA growing zones 2 through 7, these trees eventually reach 40-60 feet in height and keep to a narrow 15-20 feet in width.

  • Blue Green Needles
  • Steady Growth & Long-Lived
  • Dense Form & Pyramidal Shape
  • Rugged & Adaptable
  • Focal Point, Windbreak, Shelterbelt & Specimen Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Spruce Trees are notoriously hardy, rugged and cold hardy Conifers! Thriving in full sun, poor soil and very cold climates, they have so many adaptations to make them ideal for gracing your well-conditioned lawn and garden soils with ease! Place them in a well-drained location away from soggy spots and mulch the roots very well. Little to no pruning is necessary, but only prune when dormant and it's best to leave the branches to the ground! Provide moderate consistent moisture for young trees and then low moisture once established. Don’t let Conifers go into winter with dry soil.

  • Full Sun
  • Prefers Acidic Well-Drained Organic Soil
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture to Establish - Then Low Moisture
  • Tolerates Humidity Better Than Colorado Spruce
  • Cold Hardy, Drought & Deer Resistant

Meyer's Spruce Trees are easy to care for and adaptable evergreens that light up your landscape and provide so much structure and elegance to beds, hedges and wildlife-friendly shelterbelts throughout the coldest of the US growing zones!

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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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.

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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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Meyer's Spruce Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Picea Meyeri
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring