Name

Black Hills Spruce (T)

Family Species

Picea glauca densata

Wildlife Value

Good

Average height

40'

Origin

Non Native

Shade Tolerance

Moderate

Drought Tolerance

Good

Growth Rate

Moderate

Fruit

Cone

Special Characteristics

.75" Needles

Transplant Size  7" to 18"

 

 

 

General Description

A large tree, very dense and pyramidal when young. Not as drought tolerant as Colorado Spruce. Black Hills Spruce is a naturally occurring variety of white spruce native to South Dakota. Better adapted than White Spruce (Picea glauca) which is native in the eastern United States, as far west as Minnesota.

 

Pests

Common diseases include Lirula needle blight. White spruce is less affected than Colorado Spruce by Rhizosphaera needle cast and Cytospora canker. Common insect pests include spider mite, spruce needle miner, pine needle scale, yellow-headed spruce sawfly, and aphids.

 

Uses

Medium to tall evergreen for farmstead and field windbreaks. Browsed by mammals. Nesting site for birds. Makes a good winter cover. Wood - Used for dimension lumber, pulpwood and Christmas trees. Good yard or ornamental tree. Used singly or in group plantings in recreation areas and public grounds.

Black Hills Spruce (bundle of 25)

$45.00Price

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