A white spruce
Needles and fruit of a white spruce
Needles of a white spruce G. Lumis
Scientific Name: Picea glauca
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 6
Height: 50 ft
Spread: 20 ft
Type: narrow-leaved evergreen tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
White Spruce is a densely, pyramidal spire with bluish-green needles. The tree is widely used for its site adaptability.
'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' - 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.