Conifer native to boreal forests, subalpine regions and Acadian forests of North America ranging from Alaska to Newfoundland. Northernmost trees nearly reach the arctic and will withstand winter lows of –70°. Diameter of trunk reaches up to 2'.
One of the best trees for wind blocks and privacy screens. Wood commonly used for lumber, pulp and paddles.
Harvest bright green spruce tips in late May to early June and process into citrusy sugar, syrup, vinegar or cordials. High in vitamin C.
Adaptable and tolerant to wind, drought and cold. Full sun. Z2. Maine Grown. (12-18" bare-root transplants)
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Evergreens tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer a pH between 5.5–6.5. Young conifers need ¾–1" of rain per week. Periodic deep waterings are far more beneficial than frequent sprinklings. No fertilization is necessary in the first year.