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White Spruce

Picea glauca

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.146 W94 52.926

Trail Number:
T20

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Description

Family:
Pinaceae

Foliage:
Needles are bluegreen, .5 to .75 inches long. Branchlets do not droop. Cone is I to 2 inches long and drops soon after it matures

Native Locale:
Labrador to Alaska, south to Montana, Wyoming, Arkansas, Minnesota, and New York

Mature Height:
40 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
10 to 20 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 2 to 6

Soil Preference:
Prefers moist loam or alluvial soils; can withstand wind, heat, cold, drought, and crowding

Growth Habit:
Broad, dense pyramid in youth, becoming a tall, fairly narrow, dense aspire, compact and regular, with horizontal to ascending branches

Rate of Growth:
Medium

Disease and Insect:
Susceptible to trunk and root rot, spruce bagworm, European sawfly and red spiders

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Bark: Bark is thin, flaky, ash-brown; inner bark somewhat silvery
  • Found along lakes and streams. Often used in the plains states as hedges and windbreaks.Canada. Needles are bluegreen, .5 to .75 inches long. Branchlets do not droop. Cone is I to 2 inches long and drops soon after it matures. Heights of 60 feet. Bark is thin, flaky, ash-brown; inner bark somewhat silvery. Found along lakes and streams. Often used in the plains states as hedges and windbreaks.

Photos

Leaf - White SpruceSummer - White SpruceSummer '08 - White Spruce