Spruce, Oriental Picea orientalis
A fine landscape evergreen with lustrous green needles. Full branches, compact pyramid shape. Likes well-drained soils. Grows 50' to 60'. (zones 4-7)Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 4 - 7The Oriental Spruce can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeEvergreens
Mature HeightThe Oriental Spruce grows to be 50' - 60' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Oriental Spruce has a spread of about 20' - 25' at full maturity.
SunThis spruce does well in full sun, partial shade.
SoilThe Oriental Spruce grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
ShapeThis spruce has pyramidal shape.
A fine landscape evergreen with lustrous green needles. Full branches, compact pyramid shape. Likes well-drained soils. Grows 50' to 60'. (zones 4-7)
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.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.