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Sitka Spruce - Picea sitchensis (latin)

Area of origin: North America.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 20m (65,6'), width up to 3m (9,8').
Foliage: Evergreen, green on top and silver grey underneath.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C . Needs a wet atmosphere.
Exposure: Shade to full sun.

Properties and uses:
Magnificent ornamental conifer. Very well known for Christmas Trees, it is planted alone, and used for creating beautiful avenues. It is used widely for creating woods in the UK, The rose tinted wood has the same uses as the Norway Spruce.

List of Spruces:
Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens), bluish needles, conical shape, dislikes chalky soil
Dwarf Alberta White Spruce (Picea Glauca 'Conica'), dwarf conifer, light green soft needles in spring and grey green in winter, wide conical shape
Norway Spruce (Picea abies), dislikes chalky soil
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), green and silvery grey needles, wide shape

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