|Dragon Spruce - Picea asperata|
Family Pinaceae: Pine, Cedar, Spruce, Fir
Grows to 100 feet in USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8.
The Dragon Spruce is native to western China. The shoots are orange-brown, with scattered pubescence. The cones are cylindric-conic, 6-15 cm long and 2-3 cm broad, maturing pale brown 5-7 months after pollination, and have stiff, rounded to bluntly pointed scales. It is a variable species with several varieties listed. These were mostly first described as distinct species (and are still so treated by some authors), though they differ only in minor details and some may not be distinct if a larger population is examined.
Spruce wood is lightweight, tough and durable.
Dragon Spruce has gray, exfoliating, papery bark, and lacks a ring of scales
at the base of the bud; its cones have round, woody scales.
|Tree Encyclopedia / North American Insects & Spiders is dedicated to providing scientific and educational resources for our users through use of large images and macro photographs of flora and fauna.|
Tree Encyclopedia | Tree Index
Trees live longer than any other organism on earth. Trees commonly live more than 1,000 years, and many grow considerably older. Trees have been living on Earth for more than 370 million years, and today can be found almost everywhere from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara Desert. Explore over 2,000 large format pictures of trees in more than 400 species. Family Pinaceae: Pine, Cedar, Spruce, and Fir