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Picea breweriana

Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Picea breweriana

Photo Locations: Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park - Berkeley, CA and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Fort Bragg, CA

General Notes

Needs ample moisture. Cultivar 'Mountain Magic' grows 12 - 15 feet tall and makes a great small garden tree.

Native to Oregon and California.

A Picea breweriana in Trinity Alps Wilderness is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 134 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 271 inches and a crown spread of 44 feet.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Weeping and requires ample growing space.

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 50 feet.

Width: 10 - 12 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown, Orange, Purple or Mostly Green Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Red Brown, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 7 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

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, Scales and Spider Mites, Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Picea breweriana Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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