Bird's Nest Spruce
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Slow to medium growth.Mature Height - 3-6'Mature Width - 10'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Monoecious: male flowers are axillary and infrequent; female flowers are terminal, spread on the crowns of the trees and reddish pink.Fruit - Cylindrical cones, 4-6" long, 1.5-2" wide, pendulous. Starts purple or green, changing to light brown at maturity. Brownish-black seeds are 0.166" long with a 0.5" wide brown wing.Leaf - Fall Color - Evergreen; bright green to purplish when young, changing to dark green with age.Bark - Reddish brown or orangish brown, glabrous or with minute scattered hairs.Other Features - Spreading, dense, broad plant; usually having a depression in the center, giving the name Bird's Nest Spruce.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Shallow, spreading root system performs best in moderately moist, sandy, acid, well-drained soils. Prefers a cold climate and full sun. Plants in heavy shade become thin and ragged.Native Habitat - Northern and central Europe, introduced in colonial times.Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to red spider, spruce gall aphid, budworm, and borers.Strength - 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 abies.