Picea engelmannii Mexicana
The spruces are evergreen trees with a single trunk and regular annual tiers of horizontal branches forming a narrow to conical crown. They are found across the northern hemisphere, as a major constituent of the boreal forest above and below the Arctic Circle southwards down the main mountain chains of Europe, North America and Asia.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Picea engelmannii Mexicana is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree. The bark is thin and scaly, flaking off in small circular plates 5–10 cm across. The crown is narrow conic in young trees, becoming cylindric in older trees. The cones are pendulous, slender cylindrical.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - blue needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 12m.
Ultimate Spread: 1.5m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: A rare cultivated tree and listed as endangered in the wild.