Oriental Spruce

The Oriental spruce, or Picea orientalis, is a evergreen tree native to parts of eastern Europe and western Asia. It’s admired for its pyramidal shape, downward-sweeping branches, and dark green needles.

The Appearance

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


The Produce

The tree produces small, cylindrical cones that measure around 2 to 4 inches in length. These cones start off as a purplish colour, gradually turning brown as they mature.


The Flowers

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


The Leaves

These needles are arranged spirally around the branches and have a glossy dark green colour.


The Bark

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


The Habitat

Prefers moist, 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, which is used in construction and paper production. Often planted for reforestation.


Fun Facts

The Oriental Spruce is known for its dense, dark green foliage and its ability to thrive in cold climates.

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