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Cranston Spruce Picea abies var. abies

Previously known as:

  • Picea abies cranstonii
  • Picea cranstonii
Phonetic Spelling
PY-see-uh A-bees A-bees
Description

A massive, rapid growing, openly pyramidal specimen.  It is openly branched with long thick branches having few laterals.  Its branches are upward-facing.    

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Picea
    Species:
    abies
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Open
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-flowering
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Long, dense and dark green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Specimen