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Black Hills Spruce vs American Sycamore

Picea glauca var. densata

Platanus occidentalis

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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.

American Sycamore is the largest tree native to eastern North America. Generally too large and messy to be a street tree, American Sycamore thrives in large, open spaces, such as an acreage or farm.

The bark is one of the main features that draw people to this tree. The outer bark flakes off in irregular pieces to reveal an attractive white, green, and cream colored inner layer, providing winter interest.

American Sycamore has an extremely fast growth rate, gaining up to 6 ft in one year, and will easily reach its mature height in a short period of time. Be wary of this trees' root system, as it's typically very extensive and needs lots of room to expand.

Note: American Sycamore is a high maintenance tree and requires regular cleaning of leaves, twigs, strips of bark, and seeds.

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN SYCAMORE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 4a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 23 m (75 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
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)





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