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Picea obovata

Common Name: Siberian spruce
Family: Pinaceae 

Collection Number:
Entry Author: K. Rice
Description: Narrowly pyramidal; more slender and graceful than other spruces.
Needles: 1.2 to 2.3 cm long stiff.
Cones: 5-11 cm; cylindrical curved, brown reddish; a little stiff tightened scales.
Bark: Purplish dark gray, in irregular plates.
Branching Pattern
Height: 60 to 80 ft.
Life Span:
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest: Prefers full sun; soil should be moist.
Range: Northern Europe to Kamchatka. Southern Sweden, Southern Norway to Leningrad.
Hardiness Range: 2 to 7
Ecological Interactions: Aphids, borers.
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide: Not threatened
Uses (Human): Environmental: ornamental. Materials: wood 
Social: religious/secular (Christmas tree)


The Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn

Horticopa On-Line Plant Information

University of Illinois

PICEA obovata Ledebour 1833



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