Sitka Spruce

Picea sitchensis

Regular price £1.92 ex VAT
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A tall narrow evergreen tree with an open, conical crown of horizontal branches.
It's bark is purple-brown becoming grey with age and displays dark green needle-like foliage that sharply pointed.
Produces pale-green seed cones which ripen to a pale creamy-brown in the autumn.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers deep, moist but well-drained soil and likes a full sun position.

Value To Wildlife:
The dense foliage provides cover large mammals and vital habitats for a variety of birds including Tree Creepers, Coal Tits and Siskins.

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that’s between 20 to 60cm in height.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival. Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds. If looking to use a tree guard when planting Stika Spruce whips, we recommend using a mesh tree guard, in order to ensure the young trees have adequate ventilation. For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    No
  • Flowering

    No
  • Fruit

    Seed Cone
  • Growth rate

    Vigorous
  • Maximum height

    80m
  • Time to maximum height

    20-50 years
  • Tree type

    Coniferous