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White Spruce

A white spruce Needles and fruit of a white spruce Needles of a white spruce
A white spruce
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Needles and fruit of a white spruce
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Needles of a white spruce G. Lumis

Scientific Name: Picea glauca

Hardiness Zones: 3 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. 

Cultivars 
'Cecilia' - A globose, compact selection with bluish foliage. 

'Coerulea' - A narrow plant with bluish-green foliage. 

'Conica' - Dwarf Alberta Spruce - A dense, cone-shaped plant with a slow growth rate. 

'Densata' - Black Hills Spruce - Leaves light green to bluish-green; more ornamental and denser than white spruce.

Echiniformis White Spruce, Picea glauca 'Echiniformis'

'Echiniformis' cultivar of white spruce
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'Echiniformis' - A low plant with bluish foliage. Very slow-growing. 

'Rainbow's End' - The new growth is yellow and contrasts with the older, green foliage. 

'Little Globe' - A compact, globose plant.

'Pendula' - A weeping form eventually becoming a narrow, conical shape with hanging branches. 

'Pixie' - A dense, cone-shaped plant. 

'Sanders Blue' - A slate-blue form of the Dwarf Alberta Spruce.