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In USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7, there is a variety of spruce options to consider planting. Spruce trees are generally well-known for their conical shape, evergreen foliage, and ability to add structure to landscapes. Here are some popular spruces we are considering that can thrive in Zone 7:

  1. Norway Spruce (Picea abies): Norway spruce is a tall, fast-growing tree with drooping branchlets and a conical shape. It’s a classic choice and is often used as a windbreak or a privacy screen.

  2. Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika): Serbian spruce is known for its slender, elegant shape and dark green needles with silvery undersides. It is more tolerant of heat and can adapt to a range of soils.

  3. Blue Spruce (Picea pungens): Also known as Colorado blue spruce, this species is known for its striking blue-green foliage and pyramid shape. It's an excellent choice for a focal point in a landscape.

  4. Black Spruce (Picea mariana): Black spruce is typically found in colder climates, but it can survive in Zone 7 with proper care. It's slower growing, but it does well in wet soils.

  5. Red Spruce (Picea rubens): Red spruce is another option, but it may be on the edge of its hardiness range in Zone 7. It does best in cooler, moist areas, so if your local climate leans toward the cooler end of the spectrum, it might be a good choice.

Spruce trees need well-draining soil and adequate sunlight. Regular watering is necessary, especially during dry spells, but care should be taken not to overwater. Mulching around the base can help retain moisture and protect roots.