Picea jezoensis

Picea jezoensis - Hondo spruce

The attractive Hondo spruce is the most important spruce species on the coasts of East Russia and in Northern Japan, growing in favourable conditions up to 50-60m. Its layered branches grow straight outwards, slightly upturned towards the tips, while the branches of the crown – like many far eastern conifers – are distinctly upward-growing. The white stomata lines under the needles give the crown an attractive glitter in early morning or evening sun.