Black Hills Spruce is a pyramidal growing conifer evergreen. This dense evergreen is decorated with short stiff needles. The needles are green to blue-green. This evergreen is a great tree to install as a windbreak or screen. You may notice the tree attracting birds and other animals because of its year-round foliage and density. This evergreen is deer resistant which makes it a great fit for wooded areas. Black Hills Spruce is a native North American tree that is commonly found in quite a few States. This evergreen is slower growing than other evergreen varieties.

Black Hills Spruce

Picea Glauca ‘Densata’

Plant Type- Evergreen Tree

Flower Color- No flowers

Foliage Color- Green to blue-green

Growth Habit- Pyramidal Upright

Growth Rate- Slow

Zone- 2-8

Height- 20 feet to 25 feet tall

Spread- 10 feet to 12 feet wide

Light- Part shade to full sun

Details- This evergreen is slow-growing and requires minimal maintenance once established.  Since this tree does not grow as tall as other evergreen trees, it is better suited for residential installation.  Regular watering is needed during periods of extreme heat and drought.    This evergreen is native to North American and can be found in many States.  Spring is the best time to prune this evergreen if necessary.

Pruning-  Pruning should only be done to remove dead or infected areas of the tree.  This tree can be shaped when it is young to encourage uniform growth as it matures.

Other evergreen tree options.

  • Austrian Pine
  • Blue Form Eastern White Pine
  • Colorado Spruce
  • Eastern White Pine
  • Norway Spruce
  • Serbian Spruce