The white spruce is a common northern-climate tree that has blueish-tinged needles. These trees are commonly grown as Christmas trees and can live for up to 350 years. The bark, branches, buds and seeds are a common meal for deer, rabbits and birds so make sure to protect them well as seedlings. Photo credit: Rebecca Krawczyk.
Upland or Shoreline
Source: Regionally sourced native
Soil: Sand, loam or clay
Sun: Prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade
Seedling Height: 6-12 inches
Maximum Height: 25 m
Potted or Root: Bare root