|Grid reference||ST 18608 78966|
|Common name||Oriental spruce|
|Marked on||1947 chart of Pinetum|
|Height||18M February 2016|
|Girth||170cm February 2016|
This tree is mid way between the Conservatory Bridge and the fork of the main path to the Rock Gardens. It is in the border alongside Lake Road East.
General tree description
Picea orientalis is a large tree, reaching heights of 40 metres, with a broad conical shape and dense foliage. Its bark is pinkish brown and develops regular round plates. The leaves are very short (6 to 12mm), glossy green needles with blunt tips. The cones are small (7 to 9cm) and slender, violet-brown when young and they remain on the tree longer than on most spruces.