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Black Spruce

Botanical Name: Picea Mariana
Hardiness Zones: 3-7
Mature Height: 60'
Growth Rate: Slow
Seed Source: Michigan Lower Peninsula

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  • 50mm Jiffy Plug
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  • Plug+1 Husky Bare Root
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  • Plantable Peat Quart
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50mm Jiffy Plug

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
SBLAG501Y011 Y1 - 3"

2.301.881.661.351.251.20
SBLAG501Y031 Y3 – 6″

2.572.101.851.511.391.34
SBLAG501Y061 Y6 – 9″

2.882.352.061.681.541.49
SBLAG502Y062 Y6 – 9″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
SBLAG502Y092 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
SBLAG502Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
SBLAG502Y152 Y15 – 18″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
SBLAG502Y182 Y18 – 24″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
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Plug+1 Husky Bare Root

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
SBLHX122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
SBLHX152 Y15 – 18″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
SBLHX182 Y18 – 24″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Plantable Peat Quart

Item #AgeHeightAvailable50250500100025005000
SBLPQ1Y092 Y9 – 12″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
No Items Available

Notes
Essential oils often use Black Spruce needles. Overall, the needles are known to help with muscle and breathing issues.

Uses
Black Spruce is often used for Christmas trees, windbreaks, and forestry in wetter climates.

Wildlife Value
This tree is well liked by many birds and small mammals due to its protection and food that it provides.

History & Lore
In the early 1700s, ‘Maryland Spruce’ was another name for Black Spruce trees. To one's surprise however, this tree does not grow in Maryland. The Native American Lakota tribe commonly used Black Spruce oil within their traditional and spiritual rituals. The oil was popular to use during meditation as well.

Hardiness Zones
3-7

Tree Type
Conifer

Tree Subtype
Spruce

Mature Height
60'

Mature Spread
20'

Growth Rate
Slow

Seed Source
Michigan Lower Peninsula

Sun Preference
Full sun, part shade

Soil PH Range
4.5-6.5

Soil Preference
Adaptable to wetter soils

Tolerant
Moisture

Intolerant
Drought

Diseases
Root rot, blight, needle cast

Pests
Spruce budworm, beetles, sawfly

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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care