White Spruce Tree

White Spruce Tree

White Spruce Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Picea glauca
Hardiness Zones:   2 to 6
Growth_Rate:   Moderate; slow with summer heat
Site Requirements:   Sun to light shade; moderately moist, well drained soil; drought tolerant
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Broad, dense pyramidal in youth; dense, narrow compact with ascending branches with age
Height:   40 to 60
Weight:   10 to 20'
Leaf:   .5 to .75" 4-sided pale green to glacous green needles
Flower/Fruit:   1 to 2.5" cones; pale brown when mature
Comments:    Easy to transplant; withstands wind, cold, drought, and light shade; dislike summer heat
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   Conica (A natural dwarf; broadly conical; light green needles; 10 to 12'), Densata, Sander's Blue (Blue green needles)