white spruce - Pinaceae Picea glauca

Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusPicea
Speciesglauca
Common Namewhite spruce
iTree CodePIGL

Plant Form

FormTree: pyramidal crown, dropping branches with age
Height70 feet
Spread20 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliageneedles singly attached, needles are squarish in cross section and pointedLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles1
Barkthin, brown/gray scaly or flaky
Budlight orange-brown, ovoid frequently with scales, not resinousBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twigslender yellow-brown, then gray/lightly colored
Flowermale- red and succulent, turns yellow with pollen; female green/purple before pollination
Fruitcone: small 1-2” long, brown with papery scales, scales with smooth edges
Fall Colorgreen

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min1aMin4.0SoilModerate
Max7aMax8.1SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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