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Black Hills Spruce vs Peachleaf Willow

Picea glauca var. densata

Salix amygdaloides

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Black Hills Spruce
Peachleaf Willow

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.

The Peachleaf Willow is often a multi-stemmed willow that generally grows into a tall shrub. This versatile and useful small tree is often seen in riparian zones and erosion control projects. Wildlife rely on the twigs, foliage and bark for food.

A widely distributed willow species, it's long pointed leaves are dark green on top and pale green underneath. The Peachleaf Willow is the tallest of the native prairie willows reaching 40ft in height.

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

PEACHLEAF WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 2b
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: low

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)