Dense, dark green needles under 1 inch long on branches that grow densely into one another. Highly valued ornamental and timber tree with fast growth, reaching almost 75 feet. Branches droop gracefully as the tree matures. When planted 6 feet apart they make an excellent windbreak. Thrives in average soil condition, but prefers moisture in the soil to retain its dark green color.
Plant Facts & Specifications
up to 75ft
15 - 20 ft ( widest at base )
Moderate to fast ( 8"-14" avg per year )
Full sun preferred, will accept partial shade as well
Average to slight moist & acidic - well drained
--Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen - Nice green colored needle like foliage year round. New growth is a bright light green, maturing to a much darker green color. Needles are stiff, but not near as harsh as many other Spruce varieties.
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Cones - Very long cones when ripe - 4" - 6" not uncommon. Cones start as a light lime green color, eventually ripening to a mahogany brown. Cones contain wingless seeds.
--Diseases / Insects:
Rare problems with the following: red spider, spruce gall aphid, bud worm and borers. But overall a VERY tough, hardy spruce variety.
We recommend a spacing of about 7 - 8 feet apart for most typical single row windbreaks or privacy screens. Works excellent when staggered in two offset rows instead of just one row.
--Deer Resistance Rating: Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
--Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of evergreen species. However, either water soluble (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.
--Recommended Planting Instructions:
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