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Black Hills Spruce vs Grand Fir

Picea glauca var. densata

Abies grandis

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

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)



Other Names: giant fir, great silver fir, lowland white fir, oregon fir, vancouver fir, western white fir


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