Himalayan Spruce, picea smithiana

Himalayan Spruce, picea smithiana
Item# DA-himalayanspruce
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 3000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 98%; Where Harvested (location) - India

The Himalayan Spruce is a spruce native to the western Himalayan and adjacent mountains. It is a large evergreen that has a conical growth with level branches and usually pendelous branchlets. It has a weeping appearance. Its needles are 1 to 2 inches long, 4-sided and dark green. The needles are the longest of any spruce. The cones are 4-7 inches long and usually purple. The cones ripen to a shiny brown. It's bark is purplish-gray in color. The Himalayan Spruce is also known as the Morinda Spruce. It is very popular as a ornamental tree, because of its weeping appearance. It has all been grown in small extent in the foresty industry for its timber and pulp production. The Himalayan Spruce grows to about 60 to 80 feet tall (has been known to reach up to 150 feet tall) and widths of 10 to 30 feet. It's cold hardy to zone 6.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification: None required. Germination: Sow seed 1/16" deep, press seed into soil, cover seed, keep moist.