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Engelmann Spruce
Catalogue A# 0099-025 PZ31
Catalogue A# 0098-091 PZ31


Picea engelmannii

Family: Pinaceae

Origin: Western North America-BC to New Mexico

Location: South plaza picnic shelter-Eagle backdrop

Number in accession: 5

Note: Trees prepped for pine bark beetle 2018


Picea engelmannii

Family: Pineceae

Origin: Western North America-BC to New Mexico

Location: same as above

Number in accession: N/A

Note: Seed origin-Lolo National Forest

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​This 17 inch Engelmann spruce provides overall benefits of: $98 every year. 


Cytospora canker, caused by the fungus Cytospora kunzei (also known as Valsa kunzei var. piceae), is the most prevalent and destructive fungal disease of Norway and Colorado blue spruce. Occasionally, Cytospora canker is found on Douglas-fir, hemlock, and larch. Susceptibility varies widely among species, but generally trees under stress or growing outside their natural range are more prone to the disease. Cytospora canker rarely affects trees less than 15 to 20 years old. Infected trees are weakened substantially, but are rarely killed.

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Evergreen (foliage year-round)
        Native Locale: North America
        Landscape Uses: Screen, Shade tree, Specimen, Windbreak
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 40-60 feet
Mature Width: 10-20 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Moderately Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Intolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Intolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Pyramidal
        Growth Rate: Slow
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Birds, Browsers, Small mammal

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