Picea abies Boehmerwald (European Spruce) is a variety or cultivar of the species Picea abies (Norway Spruce). It is named after the Bohemian Forest (Boehmerwald in German), a mountain range located in Central Europe, where this particular variety is believed to have originated.
The Boehmerwald Spruce is a coniferous evergreen tree that shares many characteristics with the typical Picea abies species. It is a large tree that can reach heights of up to 130 feet (40 meters) or more, with a pyramidal crown and horizontal branches. The needles are dark green, about 0.8 to 1.2 inches (2 to 3 centimeters) long, and arranged spirally on the branches. The bark is gray-brown and becomes rough and scaly with age.
One notable feature of the Boehmerwald Spruce is its generally slower growth rate compared to other varieties of Picea abies. This characteristic can result in a denser and more compact tree, which can be advantageous for certain landscaping or garden purposes.
European Spruce, including the Boehmerwald variety, is widely cultivated and valued for its timber, which is used in construction, furniture, musical instruments, and other wood products. It is also commonly used as a Christmas tree due to its symmetrical shape and dark green foliage.
The Boehmerwald Spruce, like other Picea abies varieties, prefers well-drained soils and cooler climates. It is well adapted to various soil types and can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions.
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