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Spruce, Oriental Picea orientalis

Oriental Spruce - Picea orientalis
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A fine landscape evergreen with lustrous green needles. Full branches, compact pyramid shape. Likes well-drained soils. Grows 50' to 60'. (zones 4-7)

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Zones 4 - 7 Zones 4 - 7
Hardiness Zones 4 - 7
The Oriental Spruce can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens
50' - 60' High 50' - 60' High
Mature Height
The Oriental Spruce grows to be 50' - 60' feet in height.
20' - 25' Spread 20' - 25' Spread
Mature Spread
The Oriental Spruce has a spread of about 20' - 25' at full maturity.
Slow Growth Slow Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This spruce does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Oriental Spruce grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
Pyramidal Shape Pyramidal Shape
Shape
This spruce has pyramidal shape.
Description

A fine landscape evergreen with lustrous green needles. Full branches, compact pyramid shape. Likes well-drained soils. Grows 50' to 60'. (zones 4-7)

Wildlife Value

Oriental Spruce support a wide variety of wildlife. They are important as winter cover for deer, small game including grouse, hare, and woodcock. Song birds and fur bearers also frequent these forest types. Included in a project to protect the biodiversity of Turkey by the Ministry of Forestry, and NGO's through local offices of the General Directorate of National Parks Game and Wildlife of the Ministry of Forestry. This project supports a number of treaties. Including: 1) the Paris Convention for the protection of birds; 2) the Bern Convention to safeguard European Wildlife and their habitats; 3) the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance; 4) the convention to Control Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity. This tree is included in demonstration sites that include Important Bird Areas, significant both for migratory and breeding populations of birds.