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Spruce windbreak. These are too close together. Alternate ones should be moved forward 15-20 feet.

Conifer -- Spruce

(# plants)
Birch, Parkland Pillar #8 Std pot (24 qt) 59 $175.00
Spruce, Black #2 Std pot (6 qt) 75 $20.00
Spruce, Black 1000 ml Styroblock 170 $6.00
Spruce, Black Hills #1 Std pot (3 qt) 322 $12.50
Spruce, Black Hills #10 Growbag (42 qt) 67 $80.00
Spruce, Black Hills #2 Std pot (6 qt) 323 $20.00
Spruce, Black Hills #2 Tall pot (6 qt) 144 $20.00
Spruce, Black Hills 5 gal. pail (20 qt) -17 $35.00
Spruce, Black Hills 80 ml plug 105 $2.75
Spruce, Black Hills Bare Root Seedling 175 $4.00
Spruce, Colorado #1 Std pot (3 qt) 273 $12.50
Spruce, Colorado #10 Growbag (42 qt) 175 $80.00
Spruce, Colorado #2 Std pot (6 qt) 266 $20.00
Spruce, Colorado #5 Std pot (15 qt) 21 $30.00
Spruce, Colorado 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 10 $35.00
Spruce, Colorado 80 ml plug -15 $2.75
Spruce, Colorado Bare Root Seedling -175 $4.00
Spruce, Meyers #2 Std pot (6 qt) 119 $30.00
Spruce, Mixed species 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 117 $50.00
Spruce, Norway #10 Std pot (30 qt) 1 $70.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 87 $80.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 30 $90.00
Spruce, White #10 Growbag (42 qt) 36 $100.00
Spruce, White #10 Std pot (30 qt) -26 $60.00
Spruce, White #2 Std pot (6 qt) -14 $20.00
Spruce, White #5 Std pot (15 qt) 43 $30.00
Spruce, White 1000 ml Styroblock 72 $6.00
Spruce, White 5 gal. pail (20 qt) 88 $35.00
Last Update: 2020-Aug-26




Two gallon Black Hills Spruce. This is a subspecies of our native white spruce that is somewhat bushier, but slower growing.


Black Spruce in 1 liter styroblocks. Does well in wet or dry areas.


Colorado Spruce early morning dew.


Meyer's spruce sometimes called Chinese Blue


The downside of spruce: It's dark under there.

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

Spruce are the most solid looking of my trees -- good choice if the purpose is to block the wind or put a wall between you and something else. This comes with a cost:

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. Good yard spruce.

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.


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