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Picea asperata

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Gray-red bark; prickly leaves; gray pendulous cones

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Conifer gardens Background tree Windbreaks

Zones: 4-8

Description: This evergreen conifer from western China may be regarded as the Asian equivalent of the common spruce, Picea abies. It reaches a height of 100 ft (30 m). The bark is grayish red and peels in thin irregular flakes. The young shoots are a shiny yell

Growth Habit: Columnar habit

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