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Black Hills Spruce vs Tulip Poplar

Picea glauca var. densata

Liriodendron tulipifera

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Black Hills Spruce
Tulip Poplar

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.

Tulip Poplar is the perfect shade tree for wide open spaces. It has a shallow and extensive root system, so ensure you give it space to grow. The attractive and showy, yellow-orange, tulip shaped flowers are where this tree gets its name.

Tulip Poplar is somewhat rare in Canada but highly sought after as it is difficult to grow. Does best in a moist, well-drained soil.

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

TULIP POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 4a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: low

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)