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Taylor County Land Conservation

Black Spruce

Black Spruce

Regular price $35.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $35.00 USD
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Each bundle contains 25 seedlings. 

Scientific Name: Picea mariana

Mature Height: 30-40 feet, occasionally up to 60 feet (often stunted)

Mature Spread: 20-30 feet

Hardiness: Zones 2-6

Soil: Grows on a wide range of sites from wet lowlands to drier upland. Most common on poorly drained, nutrient-poor sites. Will tolerate occasional drought.

Light: Grows best in full sun

Growth Rate: Slow

Additional Information: Also known as Swamp Spruce or Bog Spruce. Shallow root system benefits from 3-4" of organic mulch. Twigs, leaves and seeds are important wildlife food and branches provide nesting sites for birds.

Older transplants, 16 in. or taller.

Photo credit: "Stand of Black Spruce" by Daniel Case is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.


Pick-up in late April/early May

Seedling orders must be picked up in person in late April or early May in Medford or Phillips, Wisconsin. Taylor County LCD does not ship trees, shrubs or planting products to individual customers.

The exact pick-up dates will be sent out in early April by email and/or USPS mail. The tree pick-up schedule has typically been on a Thursday, 3-6 p.m. and Friday, 8-11 a.m., for Medford orders and Friday from 8:30-11 a.m. for Phillips orders. If you are unable to pick up your order during those days/times, you may send another person to the pick-up or contact the Taylor County LCD at 715-748-1469 to make other arrangements.

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