Sitka Spruce, picea sitchensis

Sitka Spruce, picea sitchensis
Item# DA-sitkaspruce
Seed Packages: 

Product Description

Inventory as of Jan 10, 2016: 4000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 91%; Where Harvested (location) - Washington

The Sitka Spruce is the tallest conifer in North America. It grows to an average height of 125 to 180 feet and has an estimated life span of 700 to 800 years. One of the most spectacular specimens of the Sitka Spruce is found in the forest of the Carmanah Valley on Vancouver Island. It is 95 meters tall, which is a record for a Canadian tree. The Sitka Spruce occurs along the Pacific coast, from Alaska down to the southern US. It is most abundant on Vancouver Island and along the Queen Charlotte Islands. Because of its high moisture requirements, the Sitka Spruce occurs in the fog belt and along inlets and streams. It prefers moist, well-drained soils. It grows in pure stands, but is more often mixed with other speciesof the Pacific coast. Its high quality wood has been used in aircraft construction. It's needles are pointed and flat, often at a 90 degree to the twig. Fruits are brownish/yellow seed cones. It's width ranges from 125-180 ft. It's hardy to zone 7.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day.. Stratification: None Required. Germination: Sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed.