Spruce, Black Hills
Black Hills spruce is a variety of white spruce with dark green colour. The tree holds a dense branching pattern with short needles and maintains its tight branching pattern into old age. Has a better resistance to winter burn than blue spruce. It's lifespan is about 80 years in good growing conditions, and grows at a rate of 12"-18" per year.
20 - 30'
40 - 50'
•Grows best in well-drained soils