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7 Best Spruce Trees To Grow In Kentucky

If you are planning to plant a spruce tree in your yard, you should consider growing the Japanese maple. Its graceful trunk is suitable for any climate and is tolerant to drought.

This tree also tolerates salt and pollution well. It is suitable for the inner-city environment. It is fast-growing and requires full sunlight. In the landscape, this type of tree is a great choice for its upright habit and hardiness to drought.

The most common problem affecting spruce trees in the landscape is a fungal disease known as Cytospora canker. The canker starts at the base of the small twigs and develops into elliptical cankers.

Eventually, the disease kills the branch and makes it girdle. It is a particular danger to trees growing under stressful urban conditions. It can also be caused by mechanical injury or insect damage.

Another common spruce disease is Cytospora canker, which is the result of a fungal infection. It usually appears on lower branches first and develops into elliptic-shaped cankers.

The canker also produces a white resin and girdles the affected branch. It is most likely to affect trees growing under stressed urban conditions, but it can also affect trees that have been damaged during construction or mechanical injuries.

During drought, spruce trees can suffer from water stress. If you don’t have adequate space to plant them, you might have to transplant them to another location.

This may not be the best choice for your area, but Kentucky spruce trees are still an attractive addition to your yard. You should know that these trees are not native to Kentucky, so you should choose wisely if you plan on planting them in your yard.

The most common and popular variety is the pungent. It can grow up to 50 feet tall and 20 feet wide. The intensely blue varieties are smaller, but they still have large foliage.

The Canadian spruce, which is closely related to the English yew, has a range of nearly two million square miles. These trees are glacial relics and will grow wherever they are planted.

The Kentucky Spruce is an excellent choice for a landscape plant. Its foliage can be blue or green depending on your area and the type of soil.

These trees also have a low canopy. However, they can grow to 30 feet or more. The Hoopsii Blue Spruce will grow slowly and may not be suitable for power lines. You should plant the Hoopsii Blue Spruce in an area that has enough room for both a holly and a power line.

These trees are ideal for gardens. Their needles are beautiful and resemble needles of other trees. In winter, they are attractive and beautiful.

Deer do not bother the spruce. They are a great choice for a landscape in the south. If you are interested in planting a spruce in your yard, you can start your research now by researching the tree and the various diseases it suffers from.

Weeping Colorado Blue Spruce

There is no doubt that weeping Colorado Blue Spruces (Picea pungens var glauca ‘Pendula’) are specimens as well as focal points.

Silver-blue needles are draped over the plant, giving it a wonderful character, and their weeping and tumbling motion is stunning!

A grafted form of this plant grows about 12 inches a year and weeps or crawls depending on how you grow it.

Whether it’s a courtyard, berm, or a place in the sun or shade, weeping trees make beautiful specimens ideal for balconies, patios, and walkways!

If they are not staked they can be used as groundcovers and rambling fillers around the garden if they are not staked.

Wall gardens, rock gardens, zen-inspired plantings, roof gardens, as well as tolerant of urban environments, are some of the features you will find in our gardens.

Weeping Blue Spruce produces cascading branches which make it perfect for foundation plantings, entry plantings, mixed-evergreen and mixed-shrub borders.

Serbian Spruce Tabletop Christmas Tree

It isn’t worth it to spend money at your local big-box store for a ‘fresh-cut’ tree that was cut two months ago from somewhere far away, then put in cold storage until it was able to reach you.

Choose instead to purchase a gorgeous and easy-to-care-for live Serbian Spruce Tabletop tree from Nature Hills and enjoy the scent and feel of a growing tree instead of wasting money on artificial trees.

We offer a sweet little Serbian Spruce that comes in a one-quart container, ready to be slipped into a decorative pot and decorated with small ornaments.

These needles are a classic Christmas green and will make a great contribution to your holiday style.

Because this is not a ‘freshly cut tree’ but rather a living one, the branches are strong and will hold all season.

Until you are ready to plant this beautiful spruce in your yard or garden, it will just need a little sunlight and water until it is ready so you can get it planted.

A mature tree of this species is one of the most impressive out of all the spruce trees with its elegant straight form and gently curving branches once it is fully grown.

White Spruce Tree

A White Spruce tree, Picea glauca, is commonly known by many names, including the Western White Spruce, Canadian Spruce, Alberta Spruce, Alberta White Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Skunk Spruce, Cat Spruce, and Porsild Spruce.

White Spruce trees can grow almost as fast as evergreens if placed in a well-drained area, and are extremely hardy.

The tree is adaptable to many soil types and makes a beautiful Christmas tree, ornamental specimen (if planted as a single tree), or a windbreak when planted in rows.

Spruce trees have a cone-shaped crown, and when grown in an open space, they develop a conical crown that extends nearly to the ground. The conical crown and spreading branches give it a nice ornamental appearance.

The needle-shaped leaves have an unpleasant smell when crushed, hence the common name Skunk Spruce or Cat Spruce.


Little Gem Norway Spruce


This hard-working, pretty, small evergreen will bring you much joy for years to come.

You simply cannot find a better performing Norway Spruce than the No Drama Little Gem Norway Spruce (Picea abies Little Gem’), no matter where you choose to use it.

Evergreen shrubs are a very important part of any landscape design that serves as a structural element.

In some ways, they might be referred to as the bones of your design, or even the framework or scaffolding of it.

Nature Hills expert growers love growing these workhorse plants and take great pride in growing them because they are such hardy plants.

To be honest, we do take a bit of loving care of them because they are such hardy plants. You can’t help but fall in love with them as soon as you see them.

As a matter of fact, we know just how crucial each of your landscape plants will be during the life of your property. With deer resistant foliage, Little Gem Norway Spruce adds a tremendous amount of year-round interest to your garden, whether you plant it as part of a foundation planting or at the forefront of a long mixed border.

Lastly, we’re happy to let you know that you won’t have to prune your trees ever again. Over time, it gradually develops into a flat-topped, rounded, compact globe with a compact base.

In addition to its ease of planting, this helianthus looks beautiful either planted in the ground or in a container.

Black Hills Spruce Tabletop Christmas Tree

Now you can make your holiday season beautiful with a handsome Black Hills Spruce live decoration. Use it for your garden after the holidays.

Black Hills Spruce (native to South Dakota) is a healthy native tree that will add beauty to your holiday table, guest room, or front porch this season.

Furthermore, this tree is easy to plant and will live on in your landscape as a classic evergreen that will make your garden sparkle for a long time.

You shouldn’t buy a ‘fresh-cut’ tree that was cut down months ago from somewhere far away and then put in cold storage until it could reach you. Nature Hills has beautiful living Black Hills Spruce Tabletop trees that are easy to care for.

Hostesses and secret Santas alike will love this sweet little tree. You can slip it into a decorative container and adorn it with your favorite ornaments once it is planted in a one-quart container.

You will appreciate how these needles are a fresh blue/green and will show off your holiday style with classic good looks. Furthermore, there is no needle clean-up since this is a live tree!


Korean Spruce


Adding a conical Korean Spruce tree (Picea koraiensis) to your landscape is an effective way to add an ornamental evergreen tree to your landscaping.

This tree is known in its native Korean language as “jong bi namu.” This tree produces a lovely spring flush of pale, celadon-green new growth.

The mature cones of this tree mature into brown and then become very sharp.

As I mentioned before, the trunk of this tree is a rich, red-brown color and the foliage is short, dark blue-green needles that hugs the branch structure symmetrically.

The evergreen Korean Spruce, a hardy evergreen tree, provides shelter and seeds for bird species of all kinds.

The plant typically does not require much care if it is planted in the proper planting site that replicates the mountainous surroundings that it grew up in.