Picea smithiana 'Sunray'
(Golden Morinda Spruce) A rare and slow growing conifer, Picea smithiana 'Sunray' grows to be a small evergreen tree eventually with elegant arching branches covered with golden-green needles.
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A rare and slow growing conifer, Picea smithiana 'Sunray' grows to be a small evergreen tree eventually with elegant arching branches covered with golden-green needles.
Best in a position with sun or light, dappled shade with some shelter from strong winds.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade. Leaves may scorch in prolonged hot sunshine - some light, dappled shade would be preferable in hot gardens.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy. Although fully hardy once established, Picea smithiana 'Sunray' can be vulnerable to late spring frost as a young plant and planting in known frost pockets should be avoided.
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Eventually a small conical tree.
- Height: estimated 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft)
- Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft).
- Notes: Picea smithiana 'Sunray' is slow growing and will take many years to reach the above height.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Habit - Architectural, Rare and Unusual, Leaf Colour - Gold/Yellow