BLACK HILLS SPRUCE - PICEA GLAUCA 'DENSATA'

black hills spruce foliage

Common Name: Black Hills spruce

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Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Picea
Species: glauca 'Densata'

Hardiness Zone: 3-6
Height: 20-40 Feet
Width: 10-15 Feet

Description: 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 becasue 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. 

Black Hills spruce cone and foliage
Black Hills spruce form
black hills spruce bud
black hills spruce foliage