Genus - Picea, Species - orientalis "Skylands"
A rare and unusual spruce with year round color. It looks like it has been dusted in yellow-gold. The needles are bicolored, gold on top, dark green on the bottom. Purple pollen cones add more interest in spring. It is a slow grower when young but can become quite large. When young, it can be susceptible to sunburn. Doesn't like hot sun. Size at 10 years is about 8 feet by 3 feet. Zone 4 - 7.Go Back