Schrenks Spruce (Picea schrenkiana)
For an evergreen accent on large properties, Shrencks Spruce (Picea schrenkiana’) is one of the world’s finest options. Known in China as xueling yunshan, these impressive trees soar high and develop stout trunks.
Ancient forests are found along the China/Kazakhstan border, and rival California Redwoods for their air of gravitas. In cultivation, their height is reduced from wild-grown trees…but their dignity remains in full force.
Schrenks Spruce has a narrow, pyramidal form and features level branches that are cloaked in pendulous branchlets. The stately effect is enhanced by their long, purple-brown cones that hang downward once the trees reach maturity.
Plant Schrenks Spruce in well-drained soil and full sun. Ensure it receives at least six hours of sunlight a day for best results.
|Common name||Schrenks Spruce|
|Botanical name||Picea schrenkiana|
|Height||75 - 100 ft.|
|Width||30 - 50 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|