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Spruce, White – 12-18″ (3-0)
White spruce (Picea glauca) is a slow-growing, long lived tree that may reach heights of 75 feet with a crown width of 20-30 feet. It is straight stemmed and narrow crowned. White spruce is moderately shade tolerant, but grows best in full sun. It does best on moist or dry sites, on clay, sand or loamy soils, but prefers a well-drained soil. The understory of older trees are often dominated by feather mosses, as well as peat moss.