About This Plant

The Brewer’s spruce, scientifically known as Picea breweriana, is a rare and captivating evergreen tree native to coastal regions in California and Oregon. It stands out with its gracefully pendulous branches and striking appearance. The tree’s short, sharp, dark green needles densely cover its branches, making it a sought-after choice for ornamental purposes.

The Story


The leaves of Brewer’s Spruce are characterised by their short needles arranged spirally around the branches. The needles are typically sharp and stiff, about 1.5 to 3 centimetres long, with a dark green to bluish-green hue. The overall appearance is dense, creating a compact and conical crown.


Brewer’s Spruce produces small, cylindrical cones that are typically around 2 to 4 inches in length. The cones are pendulous, meaning they hang downward from the branches. They start as a purplish colour and mature to a brown hue. Each cone contains numerous thin, flexible scales.
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