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Picea glauca

Also called Canadian Spruce


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Picea glauca - White Spruce

More About Picea glauca

  • Dense, medium-sized, uniform, pyramidal conifer
  • Stiff, spirally arranged needles are blue-green
  • Needles are aromatic when crushed
  • Can be used as a specimen or for screening

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and other parts of North America. The white spruce is native to the boreal forests of North America, from central Alaska, east to Newfoundland, south to Montana and east to Maine in the United States. White spruce is the northernmost tree species in North America, reaching as far north as the Mackenzie River delta.

Zone:

2

Height:

20-25 m

Spread:

6-8 m

White Spruce Growing and Maintenance Tips

A dense, uniform evergreen suitable as a specimen or in groups as an effective screen or windbreak in cold northern climates.

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Picea glauca Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Hedge

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