|Picea glauca is a large evergreen conifer. Overall color is blue-green, the habit is narrow, and in maturity forms a tall spire. Cones are cylindrical, green when young, light brown when mature. Can be used as a specimen, massing, hedge or windbreak tree.
Prefers moist, alluvial soil found on streambanks and lakeshores. Tolerates cold, wind, heat and drought. Susceptible to trunk and root rot, spruce budworm and european sawfly, as well as other spruce diseases such as rusts, aphid, spruce budscale, needle miner, scale, pine weevil, spruce spider mite. Native from Labrador to Alaska, south to Montana and New York. Some cultivars are available.