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Black Hills Spruce vs Christmas Blue spruce

Picea glauca var. densata

Picea pungens Christmas Blue

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Black Hills Spruce
Christmas Blue spruce

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 Christmas Blue Spruce is a popular choice for Christmas tree farms due to its strong scent and pyramidal shape. This is a cultivar of the Blue Spruce and is a cold-hardy evergreen tree with grey-blue needles.

The Christmas Blue Spruce is highly pollution tolerant, and is native to North America.

BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

CHRISTMAS BLUE SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 27 m (90 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: colorado christmas spruce