A naturally symmetrical, cone-shaped evergreen with a more dense, compact habit than the species. New foliage emerges bright green and matures to blue-green. Provides winter cover and shelter for wildlife. A fantastic landscape accent or windbreak/screen grouping. Spread of 15′.
Cones persist into early winter producing a valuable food source for songbirds and small mammals.
Plains Indians used the bark and shoots of Black Hills spruce for food and the hardened sap for gum. The trunks were used for tipi poles.