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Cultural Details for Picea glauca

Common Name:
White Spruce

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
pale red monoecious becoming yellow, pistillate purple; late-May.

Fruit Details:
Pendulous, cylindrical cones, 1-2" long.

Fall Color:
All seasons- bluish green.

Bark Details:
Thin, flakey or scaly, ashy brown; freshly exposed layer somewhat silvery.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Susceptible to trunk and root rot, spruce bagworm, European sawfly and red spiders.

Native Habitat:
Introduced in 1700. Labrador to Alaska, south to Montana, Wyoming, Arkansas, Minnesota, and New York.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Transplants readily; makes its best growth on moist loam or alluvial soils; best in full sun, but tolerant of some shade.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.