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Black Hills Spruce

Picea glauca var. densata


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Black Hills Spruce Planting Mix

Helps your Black Hills Spruce get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 2-6
(hardy down to -40℉)

Growing Zones 2-6
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-60 ft.

Mature Width:

15-25 ft.



Botanical Name:

Picea glauca var. densata

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A Gorgeous Evergreen Tree That Will Thrive In Your Yard

The Black Hills Spruce is a superior spruce tree. Popular for its dense, pyramidal shape, this tree is a favorite among spruce lovers in zones 2-6. A cousin of the White Spruce, the Black Hills Spruce is often called "ornamentally superior" because of its thick uniform shape. 

Poor soil and bad weather is no match for the strength of this tree. Spruces are tolerant trees, but the Black Hills Spruce is the most tolerant of the worst conditions. Of course, every Spruce can stand up to a rough winter, but this tree can survive unusually hot summers far better than other spruces. Tolerant of drought and rain exceeding 10" per year, the Black Hills Spruce can also grow in dry or wet soils. 

This is a tree for a lifetime. Sometimes living over 80 years and growing to heights of 60', this majestic tree will stand out in your landscape. For the rest of your life, your family will enjoy the shade the Black Hills Spruce provides in the summer and the ornamental value it provides all year around.

Your snowy, winter landscape will look incredible with a Black Hills Spruce. The dense, blue-green to dark green needles of this tree look beautiful contrasted against pure, white snow. The full, thick branches will bring distinction to your yard as they stand out against the bare branches of your other trees.

This tree looks great as a backdrop for smaller, colorful plants.  In the springtime and summer, you can add even more contrast to your yard by placing a row of Black Hills Spruces behind smaller, floral plants. The height, shape and color will all complement your flowers, fruits and bright foliage. 

The density of the branches makes this tree a perfect privacy fence.  By planting several in a row, you can create a grand and ornamental fence that serves two functions. Not only will you create secure privacy, you'll add beauty and interest to your yard. Welcoming to those guests you invite over and a deterrent for those you don’t, the Black Hills Spruce is an excellent choice for a natural privacy fence.

The Black Hills Spruce is great for holiday decorations. Whether you want to grow your own Christmas tree or simply decorate it in the yard during the holiday season, you'll appreciate the nostalgia and familiarity this tree brings to you during winter. You can even use the pinecones for wreath making or holiday crafts with the kids. You'll find plenty of uses for your Black Hills Spruce.

The Black Hills Spruce becomes more popular each year. As more and more people discover how many great things this tree can bring to their life, this spruce grows in popularity. It’s so easy to care for and serves so many purposes, you're probably beginning to wonder why you don't already have one or a few in your life.

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Quality products, astonishing prices!!!
Beautiful, healthy, live tree!!! This company is the REAL deal!!! My new favorite place to get all my plants, trees, shrubs. I will highly recommend to all the landscaping companies in this area.
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December 9, 2018
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
Little guys
Still early, only around 2 feet tall. Looking good. Packaged well for shipping. Look forward to purchasing more in the future.
November 1, 2018
3 months ago
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Arived on time and still wet, planted the next day.
Trees were still plenty wet when they arrived. Set them out in the shade for around 12 hours and kept them wet. Trees had all new shoots on and they did not lose them after I planted . The real tale will be next spring when they start another year of growth.
June 19, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
small but healthy
It adjusted well to the spot we planted it. We thought it was too small to plant in the front yard right now. So we assigned it a spot in the backyard, and we'll transplant it to the front yard when it grows another couple feet. Our hope is that eventually it will be tall enough that we can decorate it for Christmas.
Small but healthy. Took well to the spot we planted it.
Small but healthy. Took well to the spot we planted it.
May 13, 2018
8 months ago
Trees arrived in great condition. Look exactly the same as the picture showed online. I am very happy with my purchases and will continue to order from fast growing
May 6, 2017

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Black Hills Spruce

Black Hills Spruce Planting Diretions

Planting Instructions: Plant your Black Hills Spuce in a spot in your yard that gets at least 4 hours of sun each day. If planting more than 1 tree, be sure to leave at least 15' of space in between. Choose a place in your yard that has well-drained soil. To plant, spread 2 inches of organic fertilizer on the ground in an area that is two times as large as the root ball. Till the fertilizer into the ground. Be sure to go slightly deeper than the longest root and continue twice as wide as the canopy. Place the tree in the loose soil and press the soil down until the tree's roots are completely covered.


Watering: Water the ground immediately after you plant your tree, but don't oversoak. Your tree will need around 20" of water each year, so you may not need to ever water your tree unless there is a severe drought.


Maintenance: You can add 1 inch of organic fertilizer under the entire tree canopy each spring to encourage faster growth. If you do, you'll need to water the ground after you apply the fertilizer to ensure it reaches the roots. There is really no maintenance with this tree. It is very disease and pest resistant. If you do see infested or diseased branches, you can prune them down to the trunk in the fall.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
It will work well in my back garden.
DIANNE B on Dec 9, 2018
I am slowly planting evergreens for wildlife, especially for the birds. This is a very attractive variety and hopefully will grow well in my area.
NAOMI B on Apr 2, 2018
It will work well in my back garden.
DIANNE B on Dec 9, 2018
Great looking form. Had one in my back yard when I was a child saw how it grew so large and beautiful. We always had a holiday feeling. Sadly, when I came home from the Military, it was gone??? Noone would say why.
jay g on Jun 18, 2018
I am slowly planting evergreens for wildlife, especially for the birds. This is a very attractive variety and hopefully will grow well in my area.
NAOMI B on Apr 2, 2018
We wanted a tree that we could plant in front yard and decorate at Christmas.
Cynthia C on Mar 30, 2018
To replace the one struck down by a hurricane.
CAROLINE S on Nov 9, 2017
A dense tree for a superior windbreak, along with the traditional Christmas tree shape will make this a classic front to my property!
Carole N on Apr 29, 2017
Great looking form. Had one in my back yard when I was a child saw how it grew so large and beautiful. We always had a holiday feeling. Sadly, when I came home from the Military, it was gone??? Noone would say why.
jay g on Jun 18, 2018
We wanted a tree that we could plant in front yard and decorate at Christmas.
Cynthia C on Mar 30, 2018
Is this tree ok for clay soils? If not, which ones are?
Linda T on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Black Hills Spruce will tolerate most soil conditions such as in acidic, moist, gravelly or sandy loam and fine clay soils.
How quickly does the black hills spruce grow?
Elizabeth E on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 10-18" per year.
How does the growth rate compare to the Norway spruce?
Dave S on May 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Black Hills Spruce is a much slower growing tree of less than 1ft a year. The Norway Spruce has a faster growth rate of 3ft per year.
Will this tree do well in zone 7, southern central Virginia?
John S on Dec 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend them for a zone 7.
I live in warren mi what time of year should i plant 8 blk hills spruce trees?
Joanne P on Oct 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Springtime after the thaw, so they get a long growing season before winter. I also protect them for a few winters afterwards.
How late in the season can we plant this tree in Wisconsin?
Christa P on Oct 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm in NJ; however, I understand from tree man that as long as the ground is not frozen, you can plant. I would call your County Extension Ag agent for your area.
How close can this tree be planted to a septic system or leach field?
Joan C on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Specific to this tree, I don't know. But you should never plant any tree in the leach field.
Will the Black Hills Spruce grow well in zone 7 in North Delaware?
Thomas S on Mar 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, the recommend growing zones are 2-6.

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