Oriental Spruce Tree

Oriental Spruce Tree

Oriental Spruce Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Picea orientalis
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   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
Height:   50 to 60
Weight:   15 to 20'
Leaf:   .2 to .5" dark green needles; tightly set; 4-sided; 1 to 4 lines on each side
Flower/Fruit:   Male flowers are carmine red; 2 to 4" cones; reddish purple when young; turns brown
Comments:    Best to protect from harsh winter winds; brown bark exfoliates; graceful; cast dense shade
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   Aurea (60'; young shoots are golden yellow in spring maturing to dark green), Gracilis (Slow grower; densely branched, conical habit; 15 to 20'), Nana (Dwarf; globular form; 3'; short glossy dark green