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Black Hills Spruce Trees for Sale Online
Black Hills Spruce Trees are easy evergreen trees to grow. They have a slower growth rate and are more compact than the other spruce trees, which makes for great use as a privacy screen in areas that require a tree that does not get extremely tall. Black Hills Spruce Trees have blue-green needles and thin, gray-brown bark giving them a beautiful neutral color. It's a beautiful addition to any sized yard and develops cone-shaped in the Fall.
Their evergreen and dense foliage provide a protective habitat and winter cover for wildlife.
|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
After purchasing your Black Hills Spruce Tree, read the following care instructions for the best results.
HOW TO PLANT BLACK HILLS SPRUCE TREES
When planting your newly purchased Black Hills Spruce Trees, dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but no deeper. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. You should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. You may need to add locally sourced compost or topsoil to the existing soil. 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. After backfilling the hole, gently pat down on the soil and give your tree a slow, deep watering.
HOW TO FERTILIZE BLACK HILLS SPRUCE TREES
Black Hills Spruce Trees favor nutrient-rich soil and ample fertilization so they grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. They benefit from a fertilizer that can help raise the acid level of the soil, such as Holly-Tone by Espoma. If soil Ph is not an issue, a simple balanced fertilizer can be used such as Tree-tone. Don't fertilize Black Hills Spruce after August. 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.
HOW TO WATER BLACK HILLS SPRUCE TREES
Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day thereafter. Water using the following counting method for the first few weeks. 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. After your plant has established, it does not need as frequent of waterings.
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 break down. 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. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.