Picea gemmata
Common name: 
Szechwan Spruce
Pronunciation: 
PI-nus gem-MA-ta
Family: 
Pinaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Picea retroflexa
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen tree, to 65-130 ft (20-40 m) high, horizontal branches with nodding tips.  Needles 4-sided, 8-15 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, straight or bowed, abruptly acuminate, prickly, with 4-6 stomatal lines.   Cones cylindrical, 8-12 cm long, about 3.5 cm wide, smooth and glossy, scales leathery, wide, rounded.
  • Sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6          Native to China, in western Szechwan, in the mountains from about 10,000-11,800 ft (3300-3600 m).
  • gemmata: jeweled.
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