Picea orientalis 'Gowdy'

Gowdy Oriental Spruce

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow
Mature 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 serious
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
BT008547

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.