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Spruce, White North Star

Picea glauca 'North Star'

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Picea glauca ‘North Star’

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Description

Spruces are prized for their color and distinct form that holds up well even with age. White spruces are symmetrical, formal-looking trees with strong wood and dense foliage made up of short, square needles. They’re more spire-like than their Colorado Blue cousins. White spruces are bred from trees native to the Northern US and Canada, making them very cold tolerant. North Star is a sport of Dwarf Alberta that grows a little faster, forming a dense cone. It’s hardier and less susceptible to windburn than Dwarf Alberta, but its recommended to avoid hot, sunny southwestern exposures.They prefer moderately moist, well-drained soil but perform well in clay soils of the Midwest. They can be planted in most average soils in the area with enough moisture during establishment. Avoid pruning lower branches, they will help shade and cool the soil.Because they’re slow growing (no more than 12-15 inches per year), Spruces form a dense habit that rarely needs pruning. If needed, prune just the new growth in the spring as it is forming. Photo courtesy of Iseli.

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#1 container : commonly known as a 1-gallon pot : 152 to 251 cubic inches.
#2 container : 320 to 474 cubic inches.
#3 container : 628 to 742 cubic inches.
#5 container : commonly known as a 5-gallon pot : 785 to 1242 cubic inches.

Pot Sizes (inches) Pot Equivalent (U.S. Gallons) Dry Soil Needed (Approx. cu.ft.)
4″ pot pint / 0.5 quart / .125 gallon 0.01 ft3
5-6″ pot quart / 0.25 gallon 0.03 ft3
7-8″ pot 1 gallon 0.13 ft3
8.5″ pot 2 gallon 0.26 ft3
10″ pot 3 gallon 0.40 ft3
11″ pot 4 gallon 0.53 ft3
12″ pot 5 gallon 0.66 ft3
13″ pot 6 gallon 0.80 ft3
14″ pot 7 gallon 0.94 ft3
16″ pot 10 gallon 1.33 ft3
18″ pot 15 gallon 2.00 ft3
21″ pot 20 gallon 2.67 ft3
24″ pot 25 gallon 3.34 ft3
30″ pot 30 gallon 4.01 ft3
Pot Sizes (inches)   International (Liters)
4″ pot   .5 L [.473]
5-6″ pot   1 L [.946]
7-8″ pot   4L [3.78]
8.5″ pot   7.5 L [7.57]
10″ pot   11 L [11.35]
11″ pot   15 L [15.14]
12″ pot   19 L [18.92]
13″ pot   22.5 L [22.71]
14″ pot   26.5 L [26.49]
16″ pot   38 L [37.85]
18″ pot   57 L [56.78]
21″ pot   75.5 L [75.70]
24″ pot   94.5 L [94.63]
30″ pot   113.5 L [113.56]

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