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Spruce, Red
Picea rubens
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RESPR122-YR. SEEDLINGS3-6"
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Also known as Yellow Spruce. Red Spruce grows at a slow to moderate rate to a height of 60 to 80 feet. Spread 20 to 25 feet. It has a narrow, conical shaped crown. The needles are yellow green in color, shiny and tend to curve upward. The chestnut brown cones are 1 to 2 inches long and hang down from the branches. The bark is grayish brown on the surface and more reddish brown beneath. The wood is soft, light, has narrow rings and has a faint reddish tinge. Red Spruce is suitable for Christmas trees. Also, it is an important wood in making paper pulp and because of its resonance is used in many higher end acoustic guitars and violins, as well as musical sound board and organ pipes. It yields valuable lumber for construction, millwork and crates. This conifer prefers moist but well drained, sandy loam. Very shade tolerant when young. At home at high altitudes. Native to North America. Often used for reforestation. The buds and seeds provide food for grouse, red squirrels, pileated woodpeckers and crossbills. Porcupines feed upon the bark. It is an important cover tree for various mammals, deer, moose and birds.
Zone: 3-5
Height: 60-80 Feet
Spread: 20-25 Feet
Restrictions: None

VALUABLE LUMBER TREE!

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