Common Name: Sitka spruce
Origin/Ecology: Native to BC
Habit: Widely pyramidal, upright, dense, growing to >30 m tall, 15 m wide.
Leaves: Needles flattened, sharply pointed, bluish-green with 2 thin white bands underneath, whorled singly around shoots.
Leaf Arrangement: spiral
Flowers and Fruit: Male cones ovoid, yellow-red-purple, <3 cm. Female cones cylindrical, green to pale brown, <10 cm.
Bark: Purple-brown when young.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic, well-drained
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Forestry, specimen plant, tall background, wind break.
Limitations: Aphids, adelgids, heart rot, mistletoe, rust, scale insects, galls, adelges cooleyi.