• Picea sitchensis Sitka Spruce Seeds

    Picea sitchensis
    Sitka Spruce

    Small, needle-like leaves are radiant blue - green with whites lines painted straight, drooping down from sturdy horizontal branches and accented by rugged aged looking brown bark. The trunk grows straight and strong from a buttressed base growing up to a conical crown of branches. This tree makes a most interesting bonsai project and also grows well as a container plant for the home or greenhouse in addition to being a specimen plant.


    As with any plant, caution should be exercised about leaves or seeds and whether or not the plant is meant to be ingested. Seller is not responsible for buyer’s use of plant.

    Fun Facts

    Native to south-central Alaska to northern California
    Germination occurs when soil is at least 75 º F
    One of the worlds oldest spruce trees
    Grows well on coastal regions
    One of the very few species to have been documented to reach 300 feet tall
    The name is derived from Sitka Alaska
    Due to extensive logging very few trees remain in the native habitat
    The tree is believed to live over 700 years
    Widely used to make pianos, guitars and violins
    Newly grown tips of Sitka spruce branches are used to flavor spruce beer as well as make syrup
    The root bark of Sitka spruce trees is used to make baskets by Native Alaskans




    USES:
    Greenhouse
    Outdoor Standard
    Potted Deck Plant
    Indoor Tropical
    Bonsai

    Sowing instructions:
    · Start indoors by soaking seeds for at least 24 hours. The seeds has a very hard coat and may need to be slightly nicked before soaking to effect moisture penetration, careful not to damage the inner embryo
    · Germination should result by 30+ days and maybe a little longer depending on the conditions you have provided
    · Sow seed lightly on top of good potting mix barely cover top
    · Keep warm and humid if in dry conditions by occasional misting


    Plant Care:
    Grow in a standard potting mix
    Likes a deep, rich well fertilized soil
    Let dry out between watering and feed once a month
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