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Picea orientalis (Oriental Spruce) Sheffield Seed Co., inc

Picea orientalis

Oriental Spruce

In Stock: 1.885 lb (Total:1.885lb)
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1.88 lb

Details

Germination:
91%
Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
71,342
Quantity:
1.88 lb
Collected in:
Turkey
Crop year:
2022
Min. hardiness zone:
5
Item ID:
1832068

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: seed is sensitive to excess moisture in the medium 

Looking for an eye-catching and versatile evergreen tree to add to your garden? Consider the Picea orientalis, commonly known as the Oriental Spruce or Caucasian Spruce. Native to the Caucasus and adjacent northeast Turkey, this large evergreen can grow up to 45 meters tall and has a trunk diameter of up to 1.5 meters. Its dark green needles are the shortest of any spruce, at only 6-8 mm, and it forms a dense, narrow cone shape. It prefers shelter from dry winter winds but can grow on a wide range of soils. The Oriental Spruce is a popular ornamental tree in gardens across northern Europe and the USA, thanks to its attractive foliage. It's also grown for timber, paper production, and Christmas trees, though its slower growth compared to other spruces reduces its importance. The Picea orientalis was even awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit, and the 'Aureospicata' cultivar has gold-colored foliage in spring. Consider the Oriental Spruce a fantastic and versatile addition to your garden.

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(315) 497-1058
269 NY-34 Locke NY 13092
seed@sheffields.com

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