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Picea orientalis 'Aurea' (Golden oriental spruce)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
12m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Picea orientalis 'Aurea'

Other names

Golden oriental spruce

Genus

Picea Picea

Variety or Cultivar

'Aurea' _ 'Aurea' is a conical, evergreen, coniferous tree with needle-like foliage, yellow when new in spring, becoming green later.


Picea orientalis 'Aurea' is: Evergreen

Tree shape

Conical

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Golden-yellow in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn; Green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Pineapple gall adelgid on spruce trees , Red spider mite (box and other) Aphids , Pineapple gall adelgid on spruce trees , Red spider mite (box and other)

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required

Propagation methods

Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Picea orientalis 'Aurea' (Golden oriental spruce) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining, acidic soil in full sun in a position that is sheltered from cold winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Picea orientalis 'Aurea'

Other names

Golden oriental spruce

Genus

Picea Picea

Variety or Cultivar

'Aurea' _ 'Aurea' is a conical, evergreen, coniferous tree with needle-like foliage, yellow when new in spring, becoming green later.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Tree shape

Conical

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Golden-yellow in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn; Green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Pineapple gall adelgid on spruce trees , Red spider mite (box and other)

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

No pruning required

Propagation methods

Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Picea orientalis 'Aurea' (Golden oriental spruce) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining, acidic soil in full sun in a position that is sheltered from cold winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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