The Red Spruce is a medium-sized evergreen tree that is native to eastern North America. It has a straight trunk and a broad or narrow, conical form. Leaves are needle-like and yellow-green to dark green. They have 4 sides. Cones are glossy, reddish-brown and 1-2 inches long. It is one of the most important timber species in the northeastern United States. The light, resilient wood is used for construction, musical instruments and paper. Hardy in zones 3-7.
Growing Instructions for the Red Spruce
- Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 2. Fill a container with a good quality potting compost. 3. Sow the seeds on the soil. 4. Cover the seeds with a layer of soil a couple of millimeters thick. 5. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. The seeds begin to germinate several weeks after they are sowed. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.