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Picea abies 'Acrocona'

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On Display
Arts and Industries Building
Accession Number
2015-2181A
Description
This Norway spruce cultivar is notable for its immature, red cones which grow at its branch tips. Although they mature to brown in the summer, the spring contrast of red cones and bright green needles is a beautiful garden addition.
Hardiness
-40 - 10 F
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Topic
Display Gardens
Living Collections
Range
Cultivated
Life Form
Evergreen tree
Average Height
5-10'
Bark Characteristics
Brown
Cone Characteristics
Young, red cone grow on the branch tips in the spring and mature to pale brown in the summer.
Foliage Characteristics
Needles come in bright green and mature to dark green.
Structure
Spreading pyramid
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Common Name
Norway Spruce cultivar
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Pinidae
Order
Pinales
Family
Pinaceae
Genus
Picea
Species
abies
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7ab2eaba4-c5c2-470b-9f9c-8be3bdb7804d
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2015-2181A
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
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