Grows to 50' tall. Should reach 6' in 9-10 years if you begin with a 3 year seedling. It's stiff needles are light bluish-green usually 1î long.
This spruce thrives in full sun well drained or moist soil. This tree is unique because it can endure heat and drought better that any other spruce. It is extremely hardy and will live where many other varieties could not.
A taxonomic variety of white spruce (P. glauca var. densata), is found in the Black Hills of South Dakota and is sold commercially as "Black Hills spruce". The variety Albertiana is sold as "western white spruce" or "Alberta white spruce", although some experts believe it may be a form of the variety densata.
*Deer Resistant* Bird Shelter