Green Knight Spruce

Picea orientalis
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Christmas Tree Classic Green Knight Spruce

Green Knight Spruce (Picea orientalis) is a cold tolerant evergreen with a wonderful pyramidal habit and expressive branches. Along with its handsome appearance, it's admired for its adaptability.

The Green Knight Spruce is celebrated for its horizontal, but shaggy branches covered in short needles. Its pendulous branches cover this tree from top to bottom. And its needles are deep green and shiny all year long. The Green Knight Spruce will keep a more compact shape for its first ten years before letting its branches spread outwards of twelve feet.

This evergreen tree will keep your garden verdant and beautiful all winter long. And you'll adore the way its branches catch and hold snow, making your yard feel like a winter wonderland as the snow sparkles across its branches.

The female Green Knight Spruce produces remarkable cones that often appear reddish or violet before transitioning to brown. Even if yours doesn't produce cones, it makes a great winter retreat for birds and small mammals.

The Green Knight Spruce is mostly utilized by landscapers as an excellent yard specimen. Its columnar form also creates a dramatic impact when used in a row along your road, sidewalk, or driveway. When planted close together, this tree makes an effective privacy screen or windbreak. For a truly whimsical and striking look, plant your Green Knight Spruce with some silvery or blue-green evergreens for a bit of contrast and intense winter interest.

For optimal growing conditions, plant your Green Knight Spruce in full or partial sun. It does get thirsty, so make sure you water it weekly, and more often during hot times of year until it's established (then it becomes quite drought tolerant). It performs best in medium-moisture, well-drained soil. It does tolerate poor or rocky soils, too.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to have a living Christmas tree in your yard that you can decorate year after year and will give you those sentimental feelings every time you see it.

  • Evergreen with winter interest
  • Pyramidal growth habit for that classic Christmas tree look
  • Low maintenance once established
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Botanical Name Picea orientalis
Mature Height 25 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Pollinator Required No
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