Category: Coniferous Trees
Facts about Oriental Spruce Tree, "Scientific name for Oriental Spruce Tree is Picea orientlis". The Oriental Spruce is a variety of spruce tree that originates from the Caucasus. The Oriental Spruce Tree is an admired decorative tree in big gardens, treasured in the United States and the northern part of Europe for its beautiful foliage. The Oriental Spruce Tree is a fine landscape evergreen tree with shiny green needles. The Oriental Spruce Tree variety has a slow growth that grows well in full sun as well as in partial shade. The Oriental Spruce Tree is adaptable to all kinds of soils, particularly, grows well in well-drained soils. When matured, the tree attains the pyramidal shape with its widespread branches. The Oriental Spruce tree has grabbed the Garden Merit award of the Royal Horticultural Society.
The Oriental Spruce tree is a big coniferous tree that is capable of growing to a height ranging from 50 feet to 60 feet (15 to 18 meters), with widespread branches that spread between 20 feet and 25 feet (6 to 7.6 meters). The trunk of the Oriental Spruce Tree has a maximum diameter of 4 1/2 feet (1.37 meters).
The leaves of the Oriental Spruce tree are smaller in size appearing with dark green color. These needle-like leaves are the shortest of all the spruce variety of trees, with the length ranging from 6 mm to 8 mm. They are rhombic in cross-section, with subtle stomata lines.
The cones of the Oriental Spruce tree are slender, with the length varying from 2 to 3 1/2 inches (5 cm to 9 cm), and have a maximum width of 19/32 inches (1.5 cm). The Oriental Spruce Tree are cylindrical-conic in shape, and their color ranges from red to purple during young, and they will change to dark brown color when matured. The fruits get matured after seven months of pollination, and they have rigid, smoothly round scales.
The Oriental Spruce tree supports an extensive diversity of wildlife. They are significant as a winter coat for deer, small mammals, as well as hare, grouse and woodcock, fur bearers and song birds.
The lifespan of the Oriental Spruce tree is more than 220 trees.