Engelmann Spruce, Mountain Spruce Picea engelmannii

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Botanical Name:

Picea engelmannii

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Picea

Species:

engelmannii

Common Name:

Engelmann Spruce, Mountain Spruce

Seeds Per Pound:
135,522
Quantity:
0.7 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
50
Germination:
92%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
75-120 feet
Collection Locale:
San Juan NF
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 0.7 lb
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  • Picea engelmannii

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1 packet
$5.95
10 gram
$19.00
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Blue-green needles, fragrant when crushed, a tall, narrow, densely branched tree, Wyman considers it much better than P. abies, Norway spruce, native to mountains of western North America.
* A decoction of the leaves and gum has been used in the treatment of cancer. more...
* Picea engelmannii ( Engelmann Spruce ) is a species of spruce native to western North America , from central British Columbia and southwest Alberta , southwest to northern California and southeast to Arizona and New Mexico , there are also two isolated populations in northern Mexico . It is mostly a high altitude mountain tree, growing at 900-3650 m altitude, rarely lower in the northwest of the range, in many areas it reaches the alpine tree line . more...
Physical Characteristics  Picea engelmannii is an evergreen Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 3 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid and neutral soils. and can grow in very acid soils. It cannot grow in the shade.It requires moist or wet soil.The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure. It cannot tolerate atmospheric pollution.
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