Category: Tree - Evergreen
Zones: 3 to 6a
Size: 45 to 70' tall, to 20' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun
Leaves to 1" long, 2 white bands on the underside, dark green above. Cones to 4" long, purple when young. Dense pyramidal, symmetrical form. Moist well-drained soil. Protect from winds.
Native to North America from Labrador to Pennsylvania. Introduced to cultivation in 1696.
Published in Gard. Dict. ed. 8 3 in 1768.