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Picea orientalis 'Skylands'

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More About Picea orientalis 'Skylands'

  • Broadly conical, narrow and upright spruce with horizontal branching that becomes pendulous
  • Bright yellow, new growth becomes golden-yellow with maturity
  • Carmine-red flowers, which resemble strawberries, form in the spring
  • Flowers morph into reddish-purple cones, that turn brown as they mature

Zone:

4

Height:

5-10 m

Spread:

150-200 cm
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Skylands Oriental Spruce Growing and Maintenance Tips

This fine-textured, medium-sized plant maintains its colour best in a sunny location. Young trees need some summer sun and winter wind protection until they become established. Makes a good contrast in any garden landscape.


Picea orientalis 'Skylands' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Golden
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Picea orientalis 'Skylands'

Cedrus deodara 'Aurea'

Cedrus deodara 'Aurea'

Golden Deodar Cedar

Picea orientalis 'Aureospicata'

Picea orientalis 'Aureospicata'

Golden Oriental Spruce

Abies koreana 'Aurea'

Abies koreana 'Aurea'

Golden Korean Fir

Picea orientalis 'Early Gold'

Picea orientalis 'Early Gold'

Early Gold Oriental Spruce