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Picea orientalis Aurea


Golden Oriental Spruce

Large tree with stunning yellow new foliage

This graceful evergreen will eventually grow into a small tree and lights up a part shaded spot in spring when the new needle-like leaves appear bright golden yellow. These mature to deep green. The ends of the branches droop slightly to give a weeping effect.


In sun or part shade and any good soil. Excellent planted at the back of a border or as a specimen in a lawn.


Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 960 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 640 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Rock garden, Garden edging, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From January to December