Picea orientalis (L.) Peterm.

Oriental Spruce

Pinus orientalis

Pinus orientalis (= syn.)

Photo credit: Original from Descr. Pinus courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library - (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden) modified to provide labels.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Picea

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 4 to 7

Size: 50 to 60' tall and 15 to 20' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun


Compact narrow pyramid with branches at ground level. Leaves to 0.5" long with 4 sides. Cones to 4" long, purple when young. Exfoliating bark. Requires protection from wind.



Native to northern Turkey and the Caucasus. Introduced in 1839 to Great Britain.

Published in Pflanzenr. 235 in 1845.

Basionym Pinus orientalis L. - also published in Desc. Pinus.


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