The European spruce is a big, fast-growing evergreen coniferous tree that may reach heights of 115–180 feet. The shoots are glabrous and orange-brown. The leaves are needle-like in appearance with blunt ends, long, quadrangular in cross-section, and dark green on all four sides with faint stomatal lines. The seed cones are 9–17 cm long (the longest of any spruce) and feature scale ends that are bluntly to sharply triangular. Green or reddish in colour, they mature to brown 5–7 months after pollination. The seeds are dark brown in colour, long, and have a pale brown wing.
Botanical Name : Picea abies Boehmerwald
Common Name : European Spruce
Height : 150-180 ft
Spread : 60 ft
Germination Info : No pre-treatment required
Hardiness zone : 3-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 3438