N. Spruce (Xmas Tree)
Picea abies - xmas
The tree forms a regular conical shape with the higher branches ascending and lower branches either level or drooping; it can reach 130ft (40m).
The light green needles are short and prickly protruding on all sides of the shoot. The cones are long and cigar shaped with rounded scales and they hang down.
The German seed sources produce a slower growing and heavier branched tree - ideal as a Christmas Tree for which it has been used since the late 19th century.