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Engelmann Spruce vs Red Spruce

Picea engelmannii

Picea rubens

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Engelmann Spruce
Red Spruce

Engelmann Spruce is a tall, cold resistant tree native to western North America. This high-altitude mountain tree has characteristic loose, scaly bark ranging in colour from reddish-brown to grey.

Birds such as grouse, woodpeckers, nuthatches and thrushes will call this tree home. As Engelmann Spruce can exceed heights of 100 feet, consumers should note it is too large for a normal city lot.

Red Spruce is a long-lived, shade tolerant conifer that grows naturally in eastern Ontario and the Maritime provinces. Hardiest in the eastern regions of Canada, this tree tolerates many soil types, moisture levels, and is low maintenance.

Attractive year-round foliage makes Red Spruce a nice ornamental tree for urban and rural landscapes. If you are considering creating a shelterbelt, privacy screen, or hedge in eastern Canada, this tree is an excellent option.

ENGELMANN SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

RED SPRUCE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: any
Fall colour: blueish green
Bark: thin scaly bark
Bark: reddish-brown to black
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: eastern spruce, he balsam, he-balsam, yellow spruce


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