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Black Spruce

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A black spruce
G. Lumis
Needles and fruit of a black spruce
G. Lumis
Black spruce G. Lumis

Scientific Name: Picea mariana

Hardiness Zones: 2 to 5 
Height: 35 ft
Spread: 10 ft
Form: pyramidal 
Type: narrow-leaved evergreen tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 

Comments
Black Spruce is an extremely hardy evergreen tree with a very narrow growth habit and bluish-green foliage. Tolerates wet sites. 

Cultivars
Both 'Ericoides' and 'Nana' are listed in catalogs as Blue Nest Spruce. 

'Ericoidies' - Bluish foliage and a rounded, uniform habit. 

'Nana' - A very slow-growing, dwarf plant with a rounded habit. 

Text provided by Michigan State University Extension