- A native conifer that grows throughout the northern latitudes. Offers dense compact form. Use as a specimen tree, in mass plantings, useful for screening and as a wind break. Very adaptable to difficult planting conditions.
- Medium to fast growth rate in moist soils.
- Short stiff bluish green needles.
- Dense, broadly pyramidal compact form with stiff upright branches.
- Easy to transplant under varied conditions.
- Provides important winter cover for wildlife. Used for nesting, roosting and winter cover. Seeds eaten by birds and rodents.
- Short prickly needles are semi-resistant to deer browse.
- Zone 2 to 6
- Grows 40 to 60 ft Tall x 15 to 20 ft wide.
- Medium growth rate, 8 to 12 ft in 10 years.
- Tolerant of a range of soil, moisture and pH conditions.
- Tolerant of high wind, drought, heat and extreme cold.
- Full sun or half shade.
- Native to Alaska, northern Canada south to NY, MI, MN.