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Black Hills Spruce vs Discovery Japanese Elm

Picea glauca var. densata

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica Discovery

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(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

Black Hills Spruce
Discovery Japanese Elm

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.

Discovery Japanese Elm is great for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time to maintain their trees as it doesn't drop many seeds. It has beautiful dark green foliage and is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. This elm is similar in shape to the American Elm but is roughly 30% smaller. Instead of having an irregular and broad-shaped crown as other Japanese Elms do, the Discovery Japenses Elm has symmetrical branching, an upright growth form, and develops a classic vase-like crown.

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

DISCOVERY JAPANESE ELM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 2a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


Toxicity: Tester



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