Picea mariana 'Wellspire' / Black Spruce

Humphrey Welch and Gordon Haddow state in The World Checklist of Cinifers .......... 'A flat, columnar form, foliage as the species. A good accent plant said to be only 3 ft. wide at base when 10 years old.'

This picture was taken in 2000 during the ACS tour of the Harper Collection at Hidden Lake Gardens in Michigan.
Photo by Ken Church
Picea mariana 'Wellspire' This photo was taken on 2/3/03 in Heartland Collection of Dwarf and Rare Conifers at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum in Clinton, IA. This plant was 13 years of age on the date.
Photo by Dax Herbst - Rock Island, IL


D. Eppinger

Need Wellspire trees. Is there grower in eastern PA or New York who has 5 - 7 ft trees to sell (preferable balled and burlap). I will pick up. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

D. Eppinger (908) 735 - 8652

Maxwell Cohn

Hello D. I've never seen this one for sale anywhere. If you want it badly enough, you may need to find a plant somewhere and have it custom-grafted.

Douglas Eppinger

The Wellspire spruce is a conifer that is often grown in northeastern PA. It's latin name is Picea mariana 'Wellspire'.

Dave, I would like to know what growers in your area have it and do appreciate your response to this inquiry.

Douglas Eppinger

Maxwell Cohn

Hello Douglas. As I said above, I've never seen this conifer growing anywhere. None of the growers I know grow it. Sorry.