Black hills spruce is a large dense spruce variety, which grows with a pyramidal habit. Long stout branches form the conical crown from ground up. Black hills spruce is a naturally occurring variety of white spruce native to South Dakota. Leaf color is variably green. The uses for this variety include windbreaks, privacy barriers and accent trees. Wildlife enjoy the cover given by the dense foliage year round, it also poses great nesting habitat for many bird species. It has small cones and consistent green foliage which makes for year round interest. This tree is a great option for someone with space, acreage and a need to enhance property appearance.