Black Spruce, picea mariana

Black Spruce, picea mariana
Item# DA-blackspruce
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Product Description

Inventory as of Jan 10, 2016: 7500 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 99%; Where Harvested (location) - Maine

The Black Spruce, also known as Bog Spruce, is a native evergreen of North America usually found in the Northeastern United States across the Great Lakes Region and throughout Canada into Alaska. The Black Spruce is a medium sized tree with a narrow shape like a church spire. This conifer exhibits dense foliage with very short, blue-green needles (1/4 to 5/8 inches long) and brownish gray bark that is thin and scaly. Small violet colored cones are produced and sit upright until fertilization. As the cones, smallest of all the spruce species (1/2 inch to 1 1/4 inches) mature, they will turn dark brown and begin to hang downward. The Black Spruce has pleasant year round color that makes this evergreen attractive even in the winter. The Black Spruce does particularly well in low or wetter areas although it will grow in your upland areas too. The Black Spruce will do best in full sun but is very shade tolerant. Naturally deer resistant. The Black Spruce can reach heights of 45 feet and a spread of 12 feet. It is cold hardy to USDA zone 2.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: None Required. Germination: Sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed.