Needles Of Spruce

Determine spruce using needles

blue spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca') needles

square in cross section, blue-green to grey, up to 3 cm (1.2 in) long

caucasian spruce (Picea orientalis) needle position

ca. 0,8 cm (0.3 in) long, dark green shiny

common spruce (Picea abies) branch

ca. 1,50 cm (0.8 in) long, green, slightly pungent

serbian spruce (Picea omorika) needles

green, shiny, underside conspicuous white stripes, up to 2 cm (0.8 in)

sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) branch

The needles are green, up to 2 cm (0.8 in) long and pointed (stinging). On the underside are two white stripes (stomata). The needle tips are often brighter.

spruce cone (Picea abies 'Acrocona') needle

dark green, acuminate, up to 2 cm (0.8 in) long