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Sargent’s Spruce Picea brachytyla (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 26m. Broadly conical spruce with a tapering crown and a fairly open habit. BARK Grey-brown with squarish scales. BRANCHES Ascending, with pendulous side-shoots. LEAVES Crowded, pointed needles with a green upper surface and a pale to silvery-white lower surface. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers are small and reddish-yellow, female cones are narrowly ovoid with triangular-tipped scales. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Introduced into Britain from China in the early twentieth century, and now mostly confined to gardens and collections.
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Sargent’s Spruce Picea brachytyla (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 26m. Broadly conical spruce with a tapering crown and a fairly open habit. BARK Grey-brown with squarish scales. BRANCHES Ascending, with pendulous side-shoots. LEAVES Crowded, pointed needles with a green upper surface and a pale to silvery-white lower surface. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers are small and reddish-yellow, female cones are narrowly ovoid with triangular-tipped scales. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Introduced into Britain from China in the early twentieth century, and now mostly confined to gardens and collections.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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