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Picea orientalis

Common Name(s):
Oriental spruce
Cultivar(s):
Aurea , Gracilis
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Best to protect from harsh winter winds; brown bark exfoliates; graceful; cast dense shade

Height:
50-60 ft.
Flower:
Male flowers are carmine red; 2-4 in. cones; reddish purple when young; turns brown
Zones:
4-7
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including poor fertility; drought tolerant; needs wind protection
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Dense compact narrow pyramid; short ascending branches to the ground
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
0.2-0.5 in. dark green needles; tightly set; 4-sided; 1-4 lines on each side
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2078

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