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Order: Pinales
   Family: Pinaceae
            Genus: Picea
                        Specie: abies

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 200 ft (60 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Reddish brown bark; dark green leaves; brown cones

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Conifer gardens Background tree Windbreaks

Zones: 2-9

Description: Native to southern Scandinavia and parts of Europe, this is the most commonly cultivated spruce and the traditional Christmas tree in Europe. It has a columnar habit when mature and will grow to nearly 200 ft (60 m), but is extremely slow growing, and gro

Growth Habit: Conical habit

Comments: Many cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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