Common Name: Siberian
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.
Height: 60 to 80 ft.
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)
This page was created by: K. Rice,
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Last updated 01/19/05