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Typical Pine

The edge were tree meets field creates a haven for all sorts of critters.

Spruces

Picea

Spruces have sharp and prickly needles. I have four types at present. White, Colorado, Black, Black Hills, and Meyers, sometimes called Chinese Blue.

White spruce is the native spruce. With fertilizer and water it will grow 2-3 feet a year. Looks a bit gangly when it grows that fast. Don't worry, it will fill out with age.

Black spruce is our other native. Normally found in bogs, it does quite well on almost any site once established. (It doesn't compete well with weeds when young.)

Black hills spruce is a sub species of white spruce that is a bit bushier, and doesn't go as yellow in winter.

Colorado spruce is the common species name for blue spruce. Not all are blue. Colorado needles are longer, thicker and stiffer. They are the slowest growing of the spruces, but also the most dense. (Takes longer to make those big fat needles.)

Meyer's Spruce is sometimes called Chinese blue. It's not really blue, but it is a very dark green. The needles tend to be short, only about a centimetre or just under half an inch. They are also very even in length. As a young tree this gives it a very formal air.

If Meyer's spruce were people, they'd be the ones to wear a tie to work on casual Friday.

Conifer -- Spruce

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Spruce, Black #2 Std pot (6 qt) 8 12-24 in. $20.00
Spruce, Black 1000 ml Styroblock -1 $7.50
Spruce, Black 1000 ml Styroblock 19 15-20 in. $6.00
Spruce, Black 1000 ml Styroblock 270 8-12 in. $6.00
Spruce, Black 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 50 12-24 in. $35.00
Spruce, Black 80 ml plug -15 $2.50
Spruce, Black 80 ml plug 270 5-7 in. $2.50
Spruce, Black Hills #10 Growbag (42 qt) 24 2-3 ft. $80.00
Spruce, Black Hills #10 Growbag (42 qt) 35 3-4 ft. $90.00
Spruce, Black Hills #2 Std pot (6 qt) -21 $18.00
Spruce, Black Hills #2 Std pot (6 qt) 35 10-20 in. $18.00
Spruce, Black Hills #2 Std pot (6 qt) 129 12-18 in. $18.00
Spruce, Black Hills #2 Std pot (6 qt) 280 7-12 in. $18.00
Spruce, Black Hills #2 Tall pot (6 qt) 38 6-18 in. $18.00
Spruce, Black Hills 1000 ml Styroblock -2 $7.50
Spruce, Black Hills 1000 ml Styroblock 81 12-15 in. $6.00
Spruce, Black Hills 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 20 12-24 in. $35.00
Spruce, Black Hills 80 ml plug -165 $2.50
Spruce, Black Hills 80 ml plug 270 5-7 in. $2.50
Spruce, Black Hills 80 ml plug 360 5-8 in. $2.50
Spruce, Colorado #1 Std pot (3 qt) 12 18-24 in. $12.50
Spruce, Colorado #1 Std pot (3 qt) 95 8-12 in. $12.50
Spruce, Colorado #10 Growbag (42 qt) -5 $80.00
Spruce, Colorado #10 Growbag (42 qt) 54 12-24 in. $80.00
Spruce, Colorado #10 Growbag (42 qt) 36 2-3 ft. $80.00
Spruce, Colorado #10 Growbag (42 qt) 5 3-4 ft. $90.00
Spruce, Colorado #2 Std pot (6 qt) 71 12-15 in. $18.00
Spruce, Colorado #5 Std pot (15 qt) 20 12-24 in. $25.00
Spruce, Colorado #5 Std pot (15 qt) 25 2-3 ft. $35.00
Spruce, Colorado #5 Std pot (15 qt) 39 9-15 in. $25.00
Spruce, Colorado 1000 ml Styroblock -60 $6.00
Spruce, Colorado 1000 ml Styroblock 190 10-15 in. $6.00
Spruce, Colorado 1000 ml Styroblock 105 12-18 in. $6.00
Spruce, Colorado 1000 ml Styroblock 165 6-8 in. $6.00
Spruce, Colorado 5 gal. pail (20 qt) -20 $25.00
Spruce, Colorado 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 20 3-4 ft. $50.00
Spruce, Colorado 80 ml plug -360 $2.50
Spruce, Colorado 80 ml plug 360 5-8 in. $2.50
Spruce, Meyers #2 Std pot (6 qt) -1 $18.00
Spruce, Meyers 220 ml plug 150 8-12 in. $6.00
Spruce, Meyers 250 ml plug -135 $8.00
Spruce, Meyers 250 ml plug 150 10-12 in. $8.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) -68 $80.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 5 2-3 ft. $80.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 45 3-4 ft. $90.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 76 4-5 ft. $100.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 21 5-6 ft. $120.00
Spruce, White #2 Std pot (6 qt) -49 $25.00
Spruce, White #2 Std pot (6 qt) 16 18-24 in. $20.00
Spruce, White #2 Std pot (6 qt) 56 18-30 in. $25.00
Spruce, White #2 Tall pot (6 qt) -9 $18.00
Spruce, White #2 Tall pot (6 qt) 20 18-30 in. $20.00
Spruce, White 1000 ml Styroblock -85 $6.00
Spruce, White 1000 ml Styroblock 45 12-18 in. $6.00
Spruce, White 1000 ml Styroblock 165 6-8 in. $6.00
Spruce, White 1000 ml Styroblock 72 8-12 in. $6.00
Spruce, White 5 gal. pail (20 qt) -5 $35.00
Spruce, White 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 71 18-30 in. $35.00
Spruce, White 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 99 2.5-3.5 ft. $45.00
Spruce, White 80 ml plug -254 $2.50
Spruce, White 80 ml plug 270 5-8 in. $2.50


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