Name

White Spruce (T)

Family Species

Picea glauca

Wildlife Value

Good

Average height

65'

Origin

Native

Shade Tolerance

Tolerant

Drought Tolerance

Fair

Growth Rate

Mod

Fruit

Cone

Special Characteristics

.75" Needles

Transplant Size  8" to 16"

 

 

 

General Description

The White Spruce is a large evergreen tree which grows normally to 15 to 30 metres (49 to 98 ft) tall, but can grow up to 40 metres (130 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 1 metre (3.3 ft). The bark is thin and scaly, flaking off in small circular plates 5 to 10 centimetres (2.0 to 3.9 in) across. The crown is narrow conic in young trees, becoming cylindric in older trees. White spruce adapts to a surprising variety of environments and climates. It prefers moist, well-drained alluvial soil, but grows on a wide diversity of sites. White spruce is rarely found in pure stands. It usually associates with black spruce, balsam fir, trembling aspen, and white birch. Almost white, its wood is soft, light-weight, and moderately strong with a straight grain. Like other species of spruce, this wood does not absorb preservatives well.

 

Uses

White spruce is of great importance to the construction and pulp and paper industries. It is also used to a small extent as a Christmas tree.

 

 

White Spruce (bundle of 25)

$32.00Price

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