Monday, June 11, 2007

Black Hills Spruce


Black Hills Spruce
Picea glauca 'Densata'
(PY-see-uh) (GLAW-kuh)
Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ay)

This is a nice little tree that is growing in Pound Ridge, New York. I have to confess to not knowing a thing about it when I purchased it several years ago. It is a type of White Spruce that is native to South Dakota. The final height is listed anywhere from 20 to 100 feet but if it is ever going to get there it better start growing a little faster. It has grown maybe 2 feet in the 5 to 7 years it has been in the garden. It is a handsome tree with a nice bluish-green color and interesting branching structure. I would recommend it as something a little different in the evergreen department.

Here is a link for more information on this plant
monrovia.com

Monrovia.com is a good site as it has a lot of information about each plant.

The Garden Party went off without a hitch. I saw some old friends and met a few new ones. I did enjoy myself and answered a lot of questions about the gardens.

4 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

Does it smell like an evergreen?

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Very traditional smelling.

Mark said...

Hi Chris, Just thought i would let you know i have nominated you for a Thinking Blogger Award.

Cheers Mark

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Mark,

Thanks so much for nomination. I am quite honored. I will try and work on it over the weekend but it is looking real busy around here.