Common Name: Black Hills spruce
Species: glauca 'Densata'
Hardiness Zone: 3-6
Height: 20-40 Feet
Width: 10-15 Feet
Black Hills spruce (not to be confused with black spruce) is a naturally occurring variety of the native white spruce (Picea glauca) from the Black Hills region of South Dakota. This tree works well as a landscape tree and can serve as a great windbreak because of its slower growth rate and denser habit than white spruce. Black hills spruce is intolerant of salt spray, so it should not be planted near busy roads, highways, or parking lots.