white spruce - Pinaceae Picea glauca


Common Namewhite spruce
iTree CodePIGL

Plant Form

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

Identification Description

Foliageneedles singly attached, needles are squarish in cross section and pointed Leaf Type  Information Icon Needle
Barkthin, brown/gray scaly or flaky
Budlight orange-brown, ovoid frequently with scales, not resinous Bud Arrangement Information Icon None
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 zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min1a Min4.0 SoilModerate
Max7a Max8.1 SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Intermediate High No

Species Status

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