Black HIlls Sprue
Black HIlls Spruce (Picea glauca)
Age and Size of Seedlings Being Sold: 2-0; 5-10 inches
Native to the U.S.
Range: Similar to White Spruce, but more tolerant of dry soils.
Typical Mature Height: 100 feet
Light Requirement: sun, partial shade, shade
Soils: mesic to dry loams and alluvium soils, but tolerant of many soil types
Habitat: upland forests, hillsides, river banks
Cone: brown, small and ovoid (1-2 inches long)
Wildlife Value: important nesting tree for birds; foliage, twigs, and seeds are consumed by birds and mammals; larval host for moths
Uses: important wood product tree for pulp and paper industry; wood is also used for the construction of prefab houses, mobile homes, furniture, boxes and crates, pallets, house logs, musical instruments, and paddles
Photo by Brett Marshall, Sault College, Bugwood.org
More Information: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PIGL