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    Buy Picea orientalis 'Aureospicata'

    Also Known As

    • Picea orientalis 'Aurea-Spicata'
    • Picea orientalis 'Aureaspicata'
    • Gold Tipped Oriental Spruce
    • Variegated Oriental Spruce

    Plant type

    tree, conifer

    size

    • H: 30'-40'
    • W: 10'-15'

    planting zones

    • 4a-9a

    #7, 4-5' | $254.99

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    Picea orientalis 'Aureospicata' plant details

    Picea orientalis 'Aureospicata' is a moderate-growing, slow-growing evergreen conifer tree with gold and green foliage. In spring flowers emerge Flowers are not showy, but nurture a healthy ecosystem as wildlife habitat. Attracts birds. Grows well with sun - mostly shade and regular - low water. Drought tolerant once established. Adapts to various soil conditions. Does well in acidic, average, gritty, rich, rocky and well-drained soil. A good option if you're seeking something verticillium wilt resistant and wind tolerant.

    CHARACTERISTICS OF Picea orientalis 'Aureospicata'

    Plant type: conifer tree
    Plant family: pinaceae
    Foliage: evergreen gold and green
    Mature size: 10 FT - 15 FT - wide, 30 FT - 40 FT - tall
    Uses: cascading, focal point, pyramidal, screen, unique, windbreak, year round interest

    GROWING CONDITIONS for Picea orientalis 'Aureospicata'

    USDA Zones: 4a - 9a
    Sun exposure: sun - mostly shade
    Watering frequency: regular - low
    Resistant to: deer and rabbit, verticillium wilt and wind
    Soil needs: acidic, average, gritty, rich, rocky and well-drained

    About Picea

    Spruce trees, in the genus Picea are evergreen conifers in the Pinaceae, or pine family.

    Why grow Picea?

    The sharp, tough needles of spruce trees are an effective deterrent against deer and rabbits.

    How to care for Picea

    Spruce require little care beyond occasionally pruning them to remove unwanted or damaged branches.

    Nursery contributed plant descriptions

    Stunning, bright lemon-yellow spring growth creates a dramatic contrast against the mature foliage of this slow-growing, pyramidal tree. By mid-summer, the fresh yellow foliage darkens to deep, glossy green. Unlike many other non-green Picea orientalis cu
    Spring brings rich yellow shoots set against the deep green of mature foliage. Will reach 6-7 feet tall and 3 feet wide in 10 years.
    The short, glossy dark green winter needles are overlaid by butter-yellow new shoots in the spring, which gives this cultivar a dazzling effect - easily as showy as most flowering plants. As the summer begins, the new needles turn a dark glossy green. It grows as a narrow pyramid, which allows it to be used in smaller landscapes than most other tall growing evergreens. Growth Rate medium, 6-12" annually
    Spring Golden Oriental Spruce an explosion of brilliant, yellow spring growth provides a fantastic contrast against the mature, short, dark green needles of this spruce until mid-summer. The tall, stately tree grows slowly into a narrowly pyramidal form with a full skirt of lower branches that arch gracefully out and down. Use this dramatic spruce as a specimen or as a focal point in urban or suburban landscapes where it will have space to develop. The northwest based plant awards program Great Plant Picks, selected 'Aureospicata' in 2006.
    "A spectacular shrub or small tree in spring" (Hillier) when its young shoots are a creamy yellow, turning golden yellow later & finally green. S/M
    In cultivation since 1919, it is similar to and often confused with Picea orientalis 'Aurea'. Emerging spring foliage is stunning; the golden shoots gradually change to deep green. Unlike 'Skylands', this never burns and is a traffic stopper in spring.
    New shoot growth is golden yellow, inner growth is green. Contrast is awesome! These plants grow very slowly into a compact narrow cone 5-6' tall in ten years. Found in Germany in 1909. Awards: First Class Certificate & Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

    By: Fantastic Plants

    Yellow new growth tips on forest green needles lower branches arch downwards. USDA Zones 5-8.

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    Gardening facts about Picea orientalis 'Aureospicata' plant

    How to Grow Picea orientalis 'Aureospicata'

    • Sun Exposure

      • sun - mostly shade
    • Water Needs

      • regular - drought tolerant
    • Soil Needs

      • acidic
      • adaptable
      • average
      • well-drained
      • rich
      • rocky
      • gritty
    • Special Situation

      • wind tolerant
      • verticillium wilt resistant

    Features

    • Foliage Color

      • gold
      • green
    • Foliage Season

      • evergreen
    • Wildlife

      • birds
      • deer resistant
      • rabbit resistant
    • Flower Season

      • spring
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