This sale is for 20 hand-sorted seeds. Please check our store for more seeds or ask for a different quantity.
Genus - Picea
Species - Breweriana
Common name - Weeping Spruce
Other names - Brewer's weeping spruce
Pre-Treatment - Not-required, but recommended
Hardiness zones - 6 - 9
Height / spread - 15 m (49ft) / 5 m (16ft)
Plant type - Large Tree
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Sun to Partial Shade
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - 4-6
Soil type - Poor peaty, wet cold and shallow soils
Germination rate - 80%
Leaf / Flower color - Green, silver green / --
Plant growth rate - Slow
Of all the many species of conifer, Brewer's spruce is often considered to be the most beautiful. Also known as the weeping spruce, it is most notable for its thick curtains of drooping foliage which look particularly attractive in the immediate aftermath of rainfall when drops of water glisten on its needle-like leaves.Its form has most likely developed in this way to cope with its natural habitat in the Siskiyou Mountains of California and Oregon in the United States of America. Growing between 1,000m and 2,700m above sea level, Picea breweriana regularly has to contend with heavy snowfall and the tough, springy branches are perfectly designed to shed any snow without damaging the tree.This rare tree was discovered by a Californian botanist by the name of William Henry Brewer, who was a professor of agriculture at Yale University. It was introduced to Britain in 1897 and was planted first at Kew before being more widely distributed. It is now one of the most popular garden conifers, not only in Britain but also in Scandinavia.Like many conifers, it has an upright, pyramidal shape, which as well as looking striking, has the benefit of not taking up too much space. It also grows quite slowly, usually less than 50cm a year and outside of its native habitat tends not to top 15m (50ft), which is less than half of what it can achieve in the wild, and so is less prone to causing neighbourly disputes than some garden evergreens. The male flowers on Picea breweriana are small and red and tend to grow at the end of shoots. The female flowers are green and erect. Once pollinated however, they transform into cones that grow in size; gravity takes over and when ripe they hang straight down from the branches. These long, slightly curved cones are brown and large, up to 15cm in length, and are among the longest of all American spruces. (info source: apps.kew.org)
WE ALWAYS INCLUDE PRINTED GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
E X T R A S E E D S
Yes, the ( + ) sign in the title does always mean the extra seeds for you.
Additional amount depends on the size of seed and the total amount of seeds purchased and might be more than 5-20%. Please note - it is the GIFT for our buyer. The specific amount is not guaranteed but we will do the best to make you happy.
NOTE: the extra seeds will not be included with the seeds listed WITHOUT ( + ) MARK in its title!
P A C K I N G
The uniform seeds are packed in one plastic bags unless otherwise requested by the buyer.
The seeds are securely packed in plastic labeled bags. You will get every seed with printed germination instruction included. You will found the link to access the extended PDF version online as well.
You will receive:
1. Seeds packed in plastic labeled bags
2. Printed germination instructions
S H I P P I N G
We will ship from FLORIDA (UNITED STATES) or LITHUANIA (EUROPEAN UNION) on the same or next business day after payment cleared by USPS First Class Mail in airtight bags and secured bubble padded or selected at our discretion envelopes to ensure safe delivery of seeds, with the propagation and printed germination instructions. But you should check additional Internet resources for proper germination methods.
Delivery time depends on your location (we always ship on the same or next business day after cleared payment):
a) European Union - 3-10 days
b) Other countries around the world - 10-30 days
We are not responsible for packages that are lost due to an incorrect shipping address (!!!) To ensure the secure delivery, please ensure your shipping address is correct.
I N T E R N A T I O N A L B U Y E R S - P L E A S E N O T E:
All possible import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.