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Picea meyeri

Spruce - Meyer's

Picea meyeri

An uncommon Spruce. A broad pyramidal form tree with horizontal branches. Foliage is dark bluish-green. Prefers full sun and is adaptable to most soil types. An interesting species that could be a substitute for Colorado Spruce. Typically reaching 30 to 50′ in the Midwest. Seed source: China

Our plants come with extra large and fibrous root systems, ready to plant and flourish!

Key Plant Details


Planting Zones:

4, 5, 6, 7


Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy


Light Requirement:




Average, Dry

Plant Characteristics


Mature Size:

20-30 foot spread, 60-80 feet in height


Annual Growth Rate:



Shop By Use:

Deer Resistant, Privacy Screen, Windbreak Selection, Winter Interest

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

Avoid applying fertilizer in fall as this may cause a new flush of growth that will not harden off for winter. A maintained mulch ring will slowly add nutrients to the soil, avoiding the need for fertilizer application. White Spruce can tolerate some shade, but this significantly reduces growth and density. For best results in a landscape setting, site this evergreen where it will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. White Spruce struggles in areas of excessively high pollution or salt spray and should not be sited along busy streets.

Care Tips - Pruning:

Shearing is not necessary when the tree is healthy and properly watered.

Care Tips - Soil:

Tolerant of many soils except constantly wet. More tolerant of poorly drained and nutrient-deficient sites

Care Tips - Uses:

Windbreak or screen and works well where soil stabilization is needed. Specimen plant.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones