Likiang Spruce

The Likiang spruce, or Picea likiangensis, is a evergreen tree native to the mountainous regions of southwestern China. It is admired for its unique appearance, featuring short, stiff needles that are dark green on top and silvery-white beneath, creating a captivating contrast.

The Appearance

A medium-sized evergreen conifer with a narrow, pyramidal shape and dense, dark green needles. It produces small, cylindrical cones that hang from the branches.


The Produce

The cones are typically about 3 to 6 centimetres in length.


The Flowers

Produces small, reddish flowers in spring, followed by small, cylindrical cones.


The Leaves

The leaves are dark green, slender, and sharply pointed, creating an elegant and symmetrical appearance.


The Bark

The bark is gray and scaly, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in mountainous regions and forests.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and mammals. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its timber and ornamental appeal. Often planted in parks and large gardens.


Fun Facts

Likiang Spruce is named after the Lijiang (Likiang) region in China, where it is native.

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