Red spruce is a shade-tolerant, perennial late successional coniferous tree that may reach heights of (59–131 ft) with a trunk diameter of. The crown is thin and conical. The needle-like leaves are yellow-green in colour, four-sided, curled, and have a sharp tip, and they extend from all sides of the twig. The bark is thin, scaly, and gray-brown on the outside and red-brown on the interior. The wood is light and delicate, with tiny rings and a touch of crimson. The cones are cylindrical, long, and have firm scales and a glossy red-brown hue. The cones dangle from the branches.
Botanical Name : Picea rubens
Common Name : Red Spruce
Height : 60-130 ft
Spread : 60 ft
Germination Info : 21 - 30 days cold moist stratification recommended.
Hardiness zone : 2-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 8125