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Black Hills Spruce vs Ironwood Tree

Picea glauca var. densata

Ostrya virginiana

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Black Hills Spruce
Ironwood Tree

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.

Ironwood Tree is one of the strongest and most resilient trees you will find in North America. In fact, it has the hardest and most dense wood of any North American tree. Prized for its oval shaped canopy and showy winter trunk, this striking shade tree will make a beautiful addition to any yard. Make sure you do not plant near roads as it is highly salt sensitive.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

IRONWOOD TREE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
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)





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