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Picea sitchensis

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Sitka Spruce 

FAMILY: PINACEAE

Picea sitchensis - Sitka Spruce

About Sitka Spruce at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to the Pacific coast from southern Alaska to northern California.

  • In the wild can reach over 300’.

  • Foliage is evergreen, needle-like, sharp, and whitish beneath but green on top.

  • Seed cones are 2-4” long and tan with papery scales.

  • Bark is thin and scaly.

  • Wood has good strength-to-weight ratio; used for musical instruments and the Spruce Goose.

  • Not common in Portland (too far from its native range along the Oregon coast).

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
147

4711 SW Campbell Ct

Private, Side Yard

130' Height

63' Spread

11.3' Circ.

This tree is at the south corner of the house.

Picea sitchensis - Sitka Spruce