Picea glauca densata (Black Hills Spruce) is a variety of the white spruce tree (Picea glauca). It is a coniferous evergreen tree native to North America, specifically the Black Hills region of South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and parts of Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.
Black Hills Spruce is a slow-growing tree that typically reaches a height of 30 to 60 feet (9 to 18 meters) and has a dense, compact growth habit. It has short, stiff needles that are blue-green in color, giving it a distinctive appearance. The bark of the tree is thin and grayish-brown.
This variety of spruce is valued for its ornamental qualities and is often used in landscaping and as a Christmas tree. Its dense foliage and symmetrical shape make it a popular choice for creating windbreaks, privacy screens, or as a focal point in gardens. It can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions but prefers moist, well-drained soil.
Black Hills Spruce is known for its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, including cold winters and strong winds. Its adaptability and resilience make it suitable for a variety of climates.
Botanical Name : Picea glauca densata
Common Name : Black Hills Spruce
Height : 50 ft
Spread : 30 ft
Germination Info : No pre-treatment required
Hardiness zone : 3-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 10,000