* Images shown are of mature plants
Growing Zones: 2-6 outdoors
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height: 30-60 ft.
- Mature Width: 15-25 ft.
- Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Botanical Name: Picea glauca var. densata
- Does Not Ship To: AZ
Dense Foliage in Pyramidal Form
Known for its dense, pyramidal shape, the Black Hills Spruce Tree is a superior spruce tree and landscape favorite for its thick, uniform, and tidy shape. Related to the White Spruce, the Black Hills thrives despite poor soil and bad weather.
In fact, the Black Hills Spruce is one of the strongest-growing trees available today. Standing up to rough winters and unusually hot summers, the Black Hills is tolerant of drought and rain exceeding 10 inches per year. From wet, swampy areas to dry, arid conditions, the Black Hills Spruce keeps on thriving.
Often living more than 80 years and growing to heights of 60 feet at maturity, this majestic tree, with its dense, blue-green to dark green needles and full, thick branches, brings distinction to your yard.
But the best part is our planting process: because of our hard work at the nursery, you reap the rewards. Don't wait...see what all the hype's about. Order your own Black Hills Spruce today!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Plant your Black Hills Spruce in a spot in your yard that gets at least 4 hours of sun each day, and choose an area with well-drained soil.
To plant, spread 2 inches of organic fertilizer on the ground in an area that is two times as large as the root ball. Till the fertilizer into the ground. Be sure to go slightly deeper than the longest root and continue twice as wide as the canopy. Place the tree in the loose soil and press the soil down until the tree's roots are completely covered.
2. Watering: Water the ground immediately after you plant your tree, but don't oversaturate. Your tree will only need around 20 inches of water each year, so you may not need to ever water your tree unless there is a severe drought.
3. Fertilizing: If you notice stalled growth, add one inch of organic fertilizer under the entire tree canopy each spring to encourage faster growth. If you do, you'll need to water the ground after you apply the fertilizer to ensure it reaches the roots.
4. Pruning: If you do see infested or diseased branches, you can prune them down to the trunk in the fall.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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