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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)

References:

The Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?28315


Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn
http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/pi/pic/obovata.htm


Horticopa On-Line Plant Information
http://www.horticopia.com/hortpix/html/pc4124.htm

University of Illinois
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/treeselector/index_tree.cfm?id=76

PICEA obovata Ledebour 1833
http://membres.lycos.fr/helardot/page_epiceas/picea_obovata.htm

 


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