Evergreen tree (approx. 60' - 75')
Leaves: Linear, needle-like, spirally arranged, 4-angeled, single w/ sharp tip and slight blue cast.
Young twigs: Glabrous
Bark: Grey-brown, flaky & furrowed.
(Cones not currently present) (Found at lower elevation than Engelman spruce.)
Evergreen tree (approx. 80-100')
Leaves: Linear, needle-like, spirally arranged, single, 4-angled, with sharp tip, (slightly more flexible than P. pungens)
Twigs: Finely pubescent w/ brownish hairs.
Bark: Reddish-brown, in large flaky scales
(Cones not currently present)
Cd be planted
A young tree with fresh green growth at the branch tips.
A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea /paɪˈsiːə/, a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the Family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the earth. Spruces are large trees, from 20–60 metres (66–200 ft) tall when mature, and can be distinguished by their whorled branches and conical form. The needles, or leaves, of spruce trees are attached singly to the branches in a spiral fashion, each...