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Picea jezoensis var. hondoensis /Yeddo Spruce

Picea jezoensis var. hondoensis   / Picea jezoensis var. hondoensis
New growth in spring
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New growth in spring

New spring growth is silvery

Closer view of spring growth

In spring all new growth has a silvery cast

A young tree in a landscape

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Scientific Name: Picea jezoensis var. hondoensis
Common Name: Yeddo Spruce
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: A tall growing tree reaching to 100 feet or more. The species is heavily used as a timber tree in Japan. Has dull red-brown bark that is shallowly fissured and peels off in small scales. A very hard plant similar to Norway spruce, but does not tolerate hot weather. Used as a single specimen in landscapes and a a bonsai subject.