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Black Hills Spruce vs Meyers Spruce

Picea glauca var. densata

Picea meyeri

Black Hills Spruce
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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.

Meyer's Spruce is a popular accent tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. This tree resembles Colorado Spruce with its flaking bark and bluish-green needles. Meyer's Spruce can tolerate very dry conditions. This species is deer resistant.

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

MEYERS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 27 m (90 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Bark: grey-brown with irregular flaking
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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