Picea mariana – Plug size: 6-12″
Conifer plugs are smaller and less expensive than transplants, which makes them a good choice for large plantings.
Zones 2-6: 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. This conifer does particularly well in low or wetter areas although it will grow in upland areas too. Will do best in full sun but is very shade tolerant. Remarkably tolerant of poor soils. Naturally deer resistant. Mature Height/spread: 30-50 ft high/ 8-12 ft. spread.