black hills spruce - picea glauca 'densata'
Common Name: Black Hills spruce
Species: glauca 'Densata'
Hardiness Zone: 3-6
Height: 20-40 Feet
Width: 10-15 Feet
Description: Picea glauca 'Densata', A.K.A. Black Hills spruce (not to be confused with black spruce) is a naturally occurring variety of the native white spruce (Picea glauca) from the Black Hills region of South Dakota. With a slower growth rate and denser habit than white spruce, this tree works well as a landscape tree and can serve as a great windbreak. Black hills spruce is intolerant of salt spray, so should not be planted near to busy roads or parking lots.