(Picea glauca x sitchensis) or Picea x lutzii
This seed is from a naturally-occuring hybrid between Sitka spruce and white spruce. It has intermediate features and it is mostly found in the ranges where the two species overlap in British Columbia and Alaska. Lutz's spruce is a very cold-hardy hybrid tree that is planted in forestry operations as far north as Iceland. The hybrid genetics make this a very adaptable tree for many purposes.
Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours then sow 1cm deep in damp potting soil. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged. Germination is relatively fast and easy. Seedlings should appear within 1-2 weeks.
Packet contains at least 50 seeds.
Seed source: Alaska