Black Hills Spruce zone 2-8 is super hearty tree!. They have a naturally symmetrical cone-shape. They are much more dense and compact than the white spruce, making it very resistant to winter injury. New bright green foliage matures to blue-green. Provides winter cover, nesting sites and forage for wildlife. Fantastic as a landscape accent, or in groupings as a windbreak or screen. Evergreen. Makes a great bonsai tree. Spruce can be more challenging to wire and stile as bonsai and often need rewired to achieve the desired results but in my opinion are well worth the effort.