Uses: Specimen, Christmas
Jezo Spruce, Picea jezoensis, Tree Seeds
Evergreen, Bonsai, Specimen Tree, Christmas Tree, Fast Growth, Timber, Wind Tolerant
Jezo Spruce is an evergreen conifer that is native to northern Asia. It typically grows to 150 feet tall in its native habitat. Very popular in Japan, this evergreen is known for
its very dark green needles with a white underside. Its short needles are a plus for growing bonsai. Branchlets are pale yellowish-brown, deeply grooved and glabrous. Flattened,
overlapping leaves, to 3/4 inches long, are glossy dark green above and silvery white beneath. Each leaf appears narrow at the base. Flowers appear as small cones, male and female
on the same tree. Cones are to 2 to 3 1/2 inches long. The bark is grayish brown, deeply fissured and exfoliates in irregular scales.
Other Names: Yezo spruce, Yeddo Spruce, Jezzo Spruce, Jezo Spruce, Hondo Spruce, Picea ajanensis, Picea kamchatkensis, Picea komarovic, Picea microsperma
Tolerates sandy to clay soils. It can grow in nutritionally poor soil. The plant prefers acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soil.