An attractive, widespread northern with a tall, somewhat narrow habit. Produces insignificant red-yellow blooms in early spring (April to May) which then turn to attractive clusters of seed-bearing cones. Leaves are short, needle-like and evergreen. Tolerant of acid soil and wet conditions (including sphagnum bogs), but intolerant of too much heat. Twigs, leaves, and seeds, are all extremely important wildlife food, especially in the more northern parts of its range; also makes excellent nesting habitat for birds. Host species for the incredibly beautiful Columbia Silkmoth Hyalophora Columbia (Callophrys niphon), and the Bog Elfin Butterfly Callophrys lanoraieensis! Very slow-growing; the growth habit depends somewhat on environmental conditions. Used commercially in the manufacture of high-quality papers. Resin from these trees was once used as chewing gum in logging camps!

Moist
Full Sun
20 to 80 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2a-6a
Woody Shrub or Tree

Native Range: ME south to NJ, west to MN. Native throughout Canada.

Black Spruce - 6-12 inch tall in a 3.5 inch pot $13.75
Black Spruce - 1-2 foot tall in a 3.5 inch pot $16.75

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