Picea glauca var. densata
Picea pungens Fat Albert
ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW
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 Fat Albert Spruce is a cold-hardy evergreen variety with silvery-blue needles, and a large, tear-drop shape. It is deer resistant, and considered a good choice for xeriscaping projects as it is quite drought tolerant.
BLACK HILLS SPRUCE QUICK FACTS
FAT ALBERT SPRUCE QUICK FACTS
In row spacing: 3 - 4 m (10 - 12 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)
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