Category: Tree - Evergreen
Zones: 4 to 6
Growth Rate: Slow
Smooth gray bark when young. Leaves around 1" long, notched at the apex, dark shiny green above with 2 white glaucous bands below. Cylindrical cones to 6" long.
Native to Europe and introduced to Britain in 1603.
Published in Gard. Dict. ed. 7 110: 2 in 1759.
Synonym Pinus picea L. - also published in Descr. Pinus
In Siberia, where this species is very abundant, it seems to delight in flat aqueous situations, so much so, that a forest of Silver Firs, as Gmelin states, is considered by the Tartar hordes as a sure indication of good springs being at hand.