Botanical Name: Picea glauca
Common Name: White Spruce
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Height: 40-60' Spread: 15-20' Habit/Form: Broad pyramidal Growth Rate: Medium Zone: 2-6
Cultural Requirements: Prefers full sun to light shade in moist, well-drained soil. The shallow, spreading root system benefits with a 3-4-inch layer of organic mulch. Once established, its one of the most tolerant spruces of wind, heat, cold, and drought.
Ornamental Characteristics: Short, grayish, blue-green foliage persistent for several years. Pendulous, 2-inch long cylindrical cones on ascending branches.
Uses in the Landscape: Use as a specimen tree, in groups, or as a screen in a large-scale landscape.
Birds Attracted:Nuthatches, grosbeak, finches, and chickadee
Plant Appeal for Birds: Cones; shelter; nesting site
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