White Spruce


White spruce offers privacy and acts as a great windbreak to the north/north-west of your house or yard. Small cones cluster toward the ends of branches near the top of the tree. Cones tend to open in early fall, exposing the seeds and attracting birds like chickadees, American goldfinch, cedar waxwings and red-breasted nuthatches. Watch our short video to find out why white spruce is one of our top native trees for urban yards.

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Latin Name: Picea glauca

Type: Large Tree

Average Height: 20 m

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil: Sand-Loam-Clay

Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist

Tolerances: Drought, Salt, Deer resistant

Planting Notes Plant a minimum of 3 m away from house or structures.