Caucasian Spruce, Oriental Spruce
Picea orientalis 'Gracilis'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Picea (PY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Gracilis

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Foliage Color:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rock Island, Illinois

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On Mar 9, 2006, conifers from Rock Island, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Picea orientalis cultivars and Picea omorika cultivars are the best choice for Southern US Climates. They have proven to grow well for Southhern Arboreta.

This Dwarf selection grows anywhere from 3' - 6" per year depending on locality and climate. It has dark-green glossy foliage, and will form a plant when grafted as pictured below.