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Purple Lijiang Spruce Picea likiangensis var. purpurea

Phonetic Spelling
PY-see-uh ly-kee-ang-EN-sis pur-PUR-ee-ah
Description

Uncommon spruce with a form that is a broad conical with branches spreading horizontally to slightly ascending.  This plant prefers moderately moist soil.

When the cones are young they are purple in color, attractive with the green needles in the background.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#conifer#deer resistant#showy cones
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#conifer#deer resistant#showy cones
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Picea
    Species:
    likiangensis
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Western China and eastern Tibet
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 18 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Purple-violet cones when young
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Green to blue-green 4-sided needles, 3-4 white lines on underside
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen