A black spruce
Needles and fruit of a black spruce
Black spruce G. Lumis
Scientific Name: Picea mariana
Hardiness Zones: 2 to 5
Height: 35 ft
Spread: 10 ft
Type: narrow-leaved evergreen tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Black Spruce is an extremely hardy evergreen tree with a very narrow growth habit and bluish-green foliage. Tolerates wet sites.
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