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Black Hills Spruce vs Eastern White Cedar (Arborvitae)

Picea glauca var. densata

Thuja occidentalis

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Black Hills Spruce
Eastern White Cedar (Arborvitae)

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.

Eastern White Cedar is a slender growing conifer often used as a decorative tree or a hedge. This tree is an effective privacy screen even in winter and a great long term solution to urban crowding or a drab yard.

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

EASTERN WHITE CEDAR (ARBORVITAE) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 2b
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Bark: gray to reddish brown, flat connected ridges
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: medium

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: american arborvitae, eastern arborvitae, northern white cedar


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