Scientific Name: Picea sitchensis Form: Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:Sitka spruce Texture:Medium
Family Name:PinaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):> 30m x 10 - 15m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Leathery, Prickly, Lustrous, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Apr- May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Aug- Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Forestry, Specimen plant, Tall background, Wind break
Key ID Features:Needles flattened, sharply pointed, bluish-green, 2 thin white bands underneath, whorled singly around shoots; male cones ovoid, yellow-red-purple, <3 cm; female cones cylindrical, green to pale brown, <10 cm; bark purple-brown when young.