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Scientific Name: Picea glauca
Pronunciation: PYE-see-uh GLAW-kuh
Common Name: white spruce (seedling)
Family Name: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Conifer
Key ID Features:
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Dense, Open
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly, Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:22 - 30m
Spread:5 - 7m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - central, Canada - eastern, Canada - northern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Forestry, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Specimen plant, Wind break
Additional Info: Google Images. Becomes more open with age. Indistinquishable from Picea glauca x P. engelmannii at this stage.
white spruce (seedling)
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Needle-like
Arrangement: Spiraled
Texture/ Venation:
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green
Colour in Fall: Bluish, Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Acicular
Additional Info: pungent odour when crushed

Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:n/a
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Fruit Type: n/a
Fruit Colour:
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Bark Morphology: Plated
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey, Dark Grey

Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Galls, Mites, Root rot
Specific Pests: spruce bud worm, adelgids, red spiders, bag worm
(NRY) NuRserY
(TFLN) Turf Field Lab North
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