Scientific Name: Picea orientalis
Common Name: oriental spruce
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Screening, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Tall background
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Leathery, Distinctive smell, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Purple, Pink, Red
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Needles dark glossy green above with whitish stomatal bands below, 4-sided with blunt or acute tip, only 6-8mm long x 0.7-1mm wide (smallest of all local species); seed cones terminal, erect, becoming pendulous at maturity, often very numerous, sessile, narrowly cylindrical, tapering towards apex, green to purple before maturing to red-brown or dark purplish brown, 4.5-10cm long x 2-3.3cm wide. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>