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Tree of the Week - white spruce 

Large White SprucesWhite Spruce

Picea glauca--White Spruce 

Hardiness Zones: 2 to 6 
Height: 50 ft
Spread: 20 ft
Form: pyramidal 
Type: narrow-leaved evergreen tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 

Comments: White Spruce is a densely pyramidal spire with bluish-green needles. The tree is widely used for its site adaptability, though it does not tolerate wet site. Low risk of insect and disease make this beautiful, dark tree a good candidate for both accent and grouping use.

Cultivars: 
'Conica' - Dwarf Alberta Spruce - A dense, cone-shaped plant with a very slow growth rate. 
'Densata' - Black Hills Spruce - Leaves light green to bluish-green; more ornamental and denser than white spruce, though this difference can be slight on clay soils. 
Rainbow's End TM - The new growth is yellow and contrasts with the older, green foliage. Found at Iseli Nursery in 1978.

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