Please note: Plants can’t be shipped in paper wrapping, but it will be included along with instructions so you can wrap the pots to your liking! Our Red Spruce are grown in “Stuewe Pots”, it’s tall and narrow and gives plenty of room for their root system to develop. We recommend planting your holiday trees when the season is over. Feel free to dig your holes when you receive your plants and cover them until you’re ready.
Red Spruce is an extremely important tree in the northeastern forests of North America. It has immense wildlife value, as it provides food and shelter to many species of birds and mammals. Grouse and squirrels feed on its buds and seeds, hare feed on its twigs and foliage, deer use it as cover. They can be found growing anywhere from the western Carolinas up through Canada, and typically reach heights of 60 to 80 feet at maturity. This beautiful tree has historically been used for many purposes – its pitch was used for patching holes, its sap processed into chewing gum, its resonant lumber used to make musical instruments.
In the landscape red spruce can make for a nicely shaped specimen tree or a screen tree. They can be slow to get started, but put on as much as a foot per year once established.