Chihuahua spruce Pinaceae Picea chihuahuana Martinez Listen to the Latin symbol: -- Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Evergreen, four-sided needles (1 inch long), which are very sharp, flexible and bluish green. Each needle borne on a raised, woody peg (sterigma).
Flower: Species is monoecious; male flowers cylindrical, purple and hanging in lower crown; females cylindrical, red and upright in the upper crown.
Fruit: Cone to 5 inches long, stiff scales with rounded scales, light brown.
Twig: Lateral branches pendulous, gray-brown, glabrous, with prominent woody pegs.
Bark: Thin, gray-reddish brown, becoming very scaly and loose.
Form: Medium to large tree (to 120 feet tall), straight trunk, narrow crown. At the highest elevations it will appear very windswept.

Looks like: Engelmann spruce - blue spruce
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Additional Range Information:
Picea chihuahuana is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Chihuahua spruce.
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