Black Hills Spruce is an extremely hardy
pyramidal evergreen which grows well in a wide variety of soils. The
black hill is a sub specie of the white spruce.
Black Hills is hardy from zone 2-6. Black Hills Spruce is a medium
grower, outpaced by the Norway Spruce but grows faster than a Blue
Spruce. Black Hills can be planted as an ornamental, Christmas Tree
or a windbreak. Also can be planted en mass. It is said that Black
Hills Spruce are salt tolerant. I have seen browning of the needles
when planted on the east side of a road treated with salt brine.
Though they transplant easily, Black Hills Spruce can be
successfully transplanted in mid-summer with
rootbags. These Black Hill Spruce trees make an excellent choice
for Christmas tree and is fast becoming a favorite in the Midwest.
They shear well to develop a full tree from a seedling in a short
time. Black hill spruce as you might have guessed came from the
southwest corner of South Dakota.
Not particularly susceptible to bugs and disease
Black Hills do get Spruce gall aphids which can be picked off when
the tree is a small sapling or can be controlled with a spray
applied in early spring. Bagworms and sawflies are sometimes a
pest. Needle cast affects black hills as much as other spruces and
can be controlled by better air drainage and also by two
applications of a fungicide one in the spring and one in July. Black
Hills Spruce can grow to 60' and a spread of 25'.
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