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Brewer’s (Weeping) Spruce Picea breweriana (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 20m <br />
Markedly conical evergreen with a slender bole. BARK Grey-purple scaly bark. BRANCHES With pale brownish or pink, downy twigs. Note the striking ‘weeping’ habit of shoots along branches. LEAVES Flattened, needle-like, and sharply pointed to 3cm long, green above with white bands below; grow all round shoot and often curve forwards. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers are large for a spruce, to 2cm across, and reddish; female cones are pendent, cylindrical, to 12cm long, starting purplish but ripening brown. Overlapping scales have blunt, rounded tips. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to W USA. Popularly planted in our region and graceful in maturity.
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Brewer’s (Weeping) Spruce Picea breweriana (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 20m
Markedly conical evergreen with a slender bole. BARK Grey-purple scaly bark. BRANCHES With pale brownish or pink, downy twigs. Note the striking ‘weeping’ habit of shoots along branches. LEAVES Flattened, needle-like, and sharply pointed to 3cm long, green above with white bands below; grow all round shoot and often curve forwards. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers are large for a spruce, to 2cm across, and reddish; female cones are pendent, cylindrical, to 12cm long, starting purplish but ripening brown. Overlapping scales have blunt, rounded tips. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to W USA. Popularly planted in our region and graceful in maturity.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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