Picea brewerianaBrewer's Weeping Spruce

Family: Pinaceae

Origin: NW California & SW Oregon, USA

A very beautiful small to medium conical tree, rare in the wild. It has slender branchlets, 1-2 m long, drooping from spreading branches. The needles are flattened, dark blue-green above, with 2 white bands below, 1-2 cm long, arranged radially round the branchlets.

Introduced in 1891.


The generic name is from the Latin picea , for pitch-pine, derived from pix, pitch. The specific epithet breweriana is in honour of an American botanist, Prof William Henry Brewer (1828-1910), a pioneer plant explorer of California and Professor of Agriculture at Yale.

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