White Spruce

The White spruce grows at the Arctic tree line and is native from Alaska to Newfoundland, south to Montana, Minnesota and New York. This species can withstand extreme heat and cold and a variety of soil conditions, although it prefers moist, loamy or alluvial soils. The white spruce makes an excellent windbreak as it withstands heat, cold, drought and wind. It makes a good hedge plant as it tolerates crowding, but is also a good specimen plant.