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Picea Genus

Spruce

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Picea genus (Spruce). The conifers will produce seeds which are exposed on the scales of their fruit. They will produce needle-like leaves which are arranged spirally. The cones are pendulous and ripen in their first autumn.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Conifers or Trees

Origin

Northern hemisphere.

Interest and use

Ornamental fruit, foliage, privacy, wind-break.

Cultivation

You will need to plant in full sun in deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil. If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.

Propagation

Propagate seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). For Evergreen plants, take current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. For deciduous plants, take softwood cuttings in summer. Also, plants can be grafted.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Green spruce aphid might be a problem. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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