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Picea mariana - Black Spruce

More About Picea mariana

  • Slow-growing, medium-sized evergreen with a narrow, spire-like shape
  • Spirally arranged needles are blue-green and blunt on the ends
  • Descending branches have upturned ends
  • Lower limbs will sweep the ground
  • Makes a good specimen for the front lawn

Zone:

2

Height:

15-20 m

Spread:

8-12 m
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Black Spruce Growing and Maintenance Tips

A suitable spruce for wetter areas in the landscape. Cones are known to hang on to the branches for several years.


Picea mariana Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Conical
Compact
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Specimen

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