Picea gemmata (syn. Picea retroflexa) Pinaceae
Szechwan Spruce PI-nus gem-MA-ta
- Conifer, evergreen tree, to 65-130 ft (20-40 m) high, horizontal branches with nodding tips. Needles
4-sided, 8-15 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, straight or bowed, abruptly acuminate, prickly, with 4-6 stomatal lines.
Cones cylindrical, 8-12 cm long, about 3.5 cm wide, smooth and glossy, scales leathery, wide,
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to China, in western
Szechwan, in the mountains from about 10,000-11,800 ft (3300-3600 m).
- gemmata: jeweled.