Plant Care Black Hills Spruce

Black Hills Spruce

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Black Hills Spruce has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Picea glauca, Picea glauca, Picea glauca, White spruce, Picea canadensis, Canadian spruce, skunk spruce, cat spruce, Black Hills spruce, western white spruce, Alberta white spruce, Porsild spruce and Picea glauca


Picea laxa

How to care for Black Hills Spruce


How often to water your Black Hills Spruce

Water needs for Black Hills Spruce
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Hills Spruce needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Hills Spruce

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Picea glauca in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Hills Spruce: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Hills Spruce love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Black Hills Spruce does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Black Hills Spruce in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Black Hills Spruce

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Hills Spruce: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black Hills Spruce after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Black Hills Spruce is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Black Hills Spruce

Black Hills Spruce

Black Hills Spruce

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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