Picea orientalis ‘Aurea’
Picea orientalis ‘Aurea’, common name Golden Oriental spruce or Caucasian spruce, is a variety of Picea orientalis which is native to the Caucasus and adjacent northeast Turkey. Picea orientalis 'Aurea' is an moderately fast growing, broadly conical, upright selection of Caucasian spruce that creates an impressive spring show of creamy yellow new growth that darkens to darker green over the course of the season. The plant will retain a hint of yellow in the foliage thoughout the year. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 2.5 m tall and 1.5 m wide. This cultivar was introduced in 1873 by P. Smith, Bergedorf Germany.This cultivar has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's award of Garden Merit. Planted in 2003.
104.00 Location B7 Latitude; -38.401862037481 Longitude; 146.054042341420