Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a beautiful and durable tree for your garden or landscape? Consider Picea rubens, also known as red spruce. This species of spruce is native to eastern North America, from Quebec to western North Carolina. Its narrow, upright cone and bright or dark green foliage make it an attractive addition to any garden. The timber has been used for flooring and paper pulp, while the bark can be used to make baskets and pitch. As a perennial, shade-tolerant tree that grows up to 40 meters tall, red spruce is perfect for those looking for a long-lasting and low-maintenance tree. This tree is also valued for its use in the pulp industry to make paper and for its ability to produce stringed musical instruments. Add a touch of nature to your landscape with Picea rubens.