Gowdy Oriental Spruce
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - SlowMature Height - 8-10'Mature Width - Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Monoecious, male carmine-red and resembling strawberries in youth.Fruit - Cones short-stalked, nodding, ovoid-cylindrical, 2-4" long, reddish purple when young, brown when mature.Leaf - Fall Color - Bark - Brown, exfoliating in thin scales.Other Features - Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Will tolerate poor, gravelly soils; plant where winters are not excessively cold or dry; has done well in Midwest and Northeast as a young tree, protect from harsh winter winds.Native Habitat - Introduced 1827. Caucasus, Asia Minor.Diseases and Insects - None seriousStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Spruce.- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.- Other plants of the genus Picea.- Other plants of the species Picea orientalis.