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Tree of the Week - 04/28/03

Skylands SpruceSkylands Spruce

Picea orientalis--Oriental Spruce
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 6
Height: 55 ft Spread: 20 ft Form: pyramidal
Type: narrow-leaved evergreen tree
Annual Growth Rate: less than 12 inches

Comments: Oriental Spruce is a relatively narrow tree with full, graceful branching and can serve as a great specimen tree in small landscape areas. Performs well in poor soils with protection from winter wind. Long reddish-purple cones make an attractive focal point.

Cultivars: 'Skylands' - Yellow foliage the year-round with more green contrast on the lower and shaded foliage.

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