Siberian Spruce, picea obovata

Siberian Spruce, picea obovata
Item# DA-siberianspruce
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Product Description

Inventory as of Jan 10, 2016: 3000 Seeds

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

The Siberian Spruce, is a tall tree, that can grow up to about 100 feet tall. The trunk of this spruce can grow up to about 4 feet in diameter. It has slightly drooping branches that make it look like a pyramid. It has thin twigs that are yellow - green in color. The twigs are also slightly glossy. The needles are short from .5 - 1 inch long and they are angular in cross section. They are a dull green color and more appressed to the upper branch. The pine cones are cylindrical and oval shaped, 2 - 4 inches long and grow on ether side of the pine needles. When the pine cones are immature they are purple. When the pine cones become mature they turn brown. You can find the Siberian spruce in the Siberian Taiga or Boreal forests of Siberia. The taiga is the largest biome on the earth, stretching over Eurasia and North America. It is located just below the tundra biome, near the top of the world. The Siberian Spruce makes up 5.7% of the total area of the Boreal forest. There are extreme temperatures in the Siberian Taiga. The summers are very hot, reaching over 100F . The winters are bitterly cold , dipping down to - 80F. The Siberian Spruce is cold hardy to USDA zone 3.

Suggested Planting Instructions:

Scarfication: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: None required. Germination: Sow seed 1/8" deep, press seed into the soil, cover seed, mulch the seed bed.