Picea sitchensis 'Papoose' Pinaceae
Papoose Sitka Spruce   PI-see-a sit-KEN-sis
- Conifer, evergreen, at first a dense globe-shaped shrub, soon develops a slowly growing leader and becomes broadly conical, grows about 4 cm per year. Foliage is bicolored blue and green with short, sharp needles.
- Sun. Prefers a moist to wet, sandy soil and cool, moist air
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Discovered as a seedling growing in the forests of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, it was given to the Victoria Parks Department which shared it with William Goddard, Floravista Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, about 1964. A twin seedling found at the same time and named 'Tenas' is nearly indistinguishable from 'Papoose' (from Coenosium Gardens website).
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden, Conifer Garden