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Black Hills Spruce vs Grand Fir

Picea glauca var. densata

Abies grandis

Black Hills Spruce
Grand Fir

Black Hills Spruce is a subspecies of White Spruce native to the Black Hills of South Dakota. It has a strongly conical form, slower growth rate and denser foliage than typical white spruce, making it preferable as a specimen tree for smaller suburban lawns. It also responds well to pruning, and can be used as a hedge or even bonsai.

The Black Hills Spruce is a long time favourite of our Seed Plant Manager. She sees hundreds of varieties of different trees, but this one is her favourite.

Grand Fir is a large, coniferous evergreen native to the Pacific Northwest of North America. Closely related to the White Fir, this tree has glossy green, needle-like leaves with notched ends. A tall, majestic tree, Grand Fir grows best in drier climates.

We currently have no plans to produce the Grand Fir. However, you will find that we are producing a number of quality alternatives.

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

GRAND FIR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 39 m (130 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: green
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: low

In row spacing: 3 - 4 m (10 - 12 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes