- Common Name(s):
- Oriental spruce
- Aurea , Gracilis
Best to protect from harsh winter winds; brown bark exfoliates; graceful; cast dense shade
- 50-60 ft.
- Male flowers are carmine red; 2-4 in. cones; reddish purple when young; turns brown
- Sun; range of soil types including poor fertility; drought tolerant; needs wind protection
- Dense compact narrow pyramid; short ascending branches to the ground
- 15-20 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 0.2-0.5 in. dark green needles; tightly set; 4-sided; 1-4 lines on each side
NCCES plant id: 2078