Native from Quebec to Nova Scotia and the maritime provinces, Red spruce commonly grows in cool boreal forests on the east coast. Needles are 8-10mm long, yellow-green and shiny that have a fruity odour when crushed. The bark of the trees is a grey to reddish brown colour in maturity. Cones are 3-4cm long and wider in the middle. Red spruce is shade-tolerant and grows well in the understory of mixed forests.
Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours, plant 1-2 cm deep in moist potting soil. No cold stratification required.
Packet contains at least 50 seeds.