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Picea smithiana/Himalayan Spruce, Morinda Spruce

Picea smithiana / Picea smithiana
Long, pendulous branches
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Long, pendulous branches

Developing cones on a handsome lawn specimen at the Vatican Gardens in Rome, Italy

Young, developing cones

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Scientific Name: Picea smithiana
Common Name: Himalayan Spruce, Morinda Spruce
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: This spruce produces the longest needles of any spruce. Older plants have a somewhat weeping appearance because of the long, horizontal branches. The dark green needles are four-sides and not prickly. Purple cones ripen to shiny brown. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil