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RED SPRUCE
Picea rubens

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Native to Eastern North America.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect and requires ample growing space.

Columnar or Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 100 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown, Gray or Red Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Red Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 7 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 2 - 5.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Scales, Rust and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Picea rubens Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/picea-rubens >

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