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Black Hills Spruce Trees
Picea glauca 'Densata'
Black Hills Spruce is a naturally symmetrical pyramid-shaped tree with a dense, compact habit. Due to its compact dense habit it is less susceptible to winter injury from heavy snow loads. The new bright green foliage matures to blue-green color. Black Hills Spruce Trees provides winter cover and nesting sites for wildlife. Fantastic as a single landscape accent, or planted in groups as a windbreak or privacy screen.
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|3 Gallon Pot (2.5 to 3 Feet Tall)||$69.95|
|5 Gallon Pot (3 to 4 Feet Tall)||$79.95|
Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus
4 LB Bag
Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag
Espoma Holly-Tone Fertilizer
4 LB Bag
California Residents: This product can not be shipped to California at this time due to shipping restrictions.
Black Hills Spruce Trees for Sale Online
Black Hills Spruce Trees are an easy evergreen tree to grow. Its more compact than the other spruce trees, which makes for great for use as a privacy screen in areas that require a tree that does not get extremely tall. Black Hills Spruce Trees have deep green, dense foliage and thin, gray-brown bark giving it a beautiful neutral color. It's a beautiful addition to any sized yard and develops decent sized pine cones in the Fall.
Highlights of Black Hills Spruce:
- Highly desirable due to its naturally symmetrical cone-shape
- Matures to gray-green foliage color
- Makes a fantastic landscape accent tree
- Can also act as a windbreak if planted in groups
|Mature Height:||25 Feet|
|Mature Width:||15 Feet|
|Classification:||Compact Evergreen Tree|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to partial shade|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
How to Care for Black Hills Spruce Trees
Follow these guidelines for the best results.
HOW TO PLANT BLACK HILLS SPRUCE TREES
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Black Hills Spruce Trees that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Black Hills Spruce Trees to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.
HOW TO FERTILIZE BLACK HILLS SPRUCE TREES
Black Hills Spruce Trees grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Black Hills Spruce Trees favors nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. Black Hills Spruce benefits from an fertilizer which can help raise the acid level of the soil such as Holly-Tone by Espoma. When selecting a fertilizer for your Black Hills Spruce Trees, if soil Ph is not an issue a simple balanced fertilizer can be used such as Tree-tone. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Don't fertilize Black Hills Spruce after August in the North. Fall is the time for spruce to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. In the South, a late summer into September application would be about right. As mentioned one spring application of a balanced fertilizer should more than suffice. The amount of chemical fertilizer used per plant will vary with the size of the plant and it's root system. Over-fertilization can be much more detrimental than under-fertilization.
HOW TO WATER BLACK HILLS SPRUCE TREES
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Black Hills Spruce Trees a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one-gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three-gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day thereafter. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
HOW TO MULCH BLACK HILLS SPRUCE TREES
We highly recommend that you mulch your Black Hills Spruce Trees with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.