The White Spruce grows to a height of 6′ in about 8 years. It grows best in well drained soils and prefers full sunlight. It is used for display, ornamental purposes and as a wind break. When replanted it exhibits excellent resistance to heat and drought. The White Spruce grows uniform in shape and dense with little shearing.
The needles of a White Spruce are approximately 3/4″ in length. The needles are prickly to the touch. The color of a White Spruce varies slightly from tree to tree but is best described as being a light blue-green.
- Slow growing – grows 90′ tall
- Will reach 6′ in 6-7 years – starting with a 3 year seedling
- Stiff, short 1″ needles
- Light bluish – green color
- Thrives in full sun
- Well drained soil
- Can endure heat and drought
- Grows dense and symmetrical with light shearing
- Low maintenance
- Used as ornamental and windbreaks
- 3′ to 9′ live in burlap