Picea smithiana ‘Aurea’ Spruce

Syn: Picea smithiana 'Sunray'.

Description: A rare slow growing spruce with attractive foliage. This small golden form is a fine example of the Himalayan species, noted for the great length of its needles. Evergreen with elegant arching branches.

History: Introduced to the UK prior to 1999

Picea Growing Tips: Grows well in most soil types apart from chalk, in moist but well-drained acidic soil. Shelter from cold drying winds.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Conical
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Prefers full sun
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Interesting foliage
  • Do not prune
  • Prefers acid soil

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