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White Spruce
White Spruce

 You can tell a Colorado spruce and white spruce
apart by their cones. Pictured above is the small, 
brown cone of a white spruce.

Picea glauca (Moench) Voss

Zone 2

Description

Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 18 m (60 ft)

Spread: 5 m (17 ft)

Life span: 50-100 years

Why Plant It?

  • Native to Canada
  • Short, soft needles and small cones make the white spruce an attractive specimen tree
  • Available in dwarf cultivars 'Densata' and 'Albertiana Conica'.

Likes

  • Full sun
  • Well-drained, acidic soil

Dislikes

  • Compacted or alkaline soil

Insects

Yellow-headed Spruce Sawfly
Spruce Adelgids
Spruce Spider Mites
White Pine Weevil

Disease

Cytospora Canker
Needle Cast

Last updated: 2/5/2013 1:05:57 PM