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May Seed Packet of the Month - White Spruce Tree Seed

04/12/2019

Picea glauca ( White Spruce ) is a species of spruce that covers about 1/3 of the northern USA and Canada. A fast-growing tree, especially when young with annual increases of up to 1 metre in height. New growth takes place from April to July. Trees should be planted into their permanent positions when they are quite small, as the tough wood grows they do not like to be replanted. The crushed leaves are quite aromatic.

Attributes of the White Spruce Tree:

-Withstands wind, heat, cold, drought & crowding

-Good for cities, yards, parks, rural areas, forests
-Makes a good Bonsai
-Pyramidal shape and dense branching for Christmas Trees
-Timber Tree with producing tough lumber
-Foliage food for animals 


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