Cobra Spruce - Picea Abies 'Cobra'



Cobra - Picea abies

Common Name: Cobra Spruce
Scientific Name: Picea abies
Height: up to ft (up to 7 m)
Span:  up to 10 ft (up to 2.8 m)
Growth Rate:  Slow
Sun Tolerance: Full Sun
ABP Index: 3.0 (Aesthetics 3.0, Solidarity 3.0)

Picea abies 'Cobra' commonly known as Cobra spruce. A full growth tree looks like a Cobra snak heade and low branches rise up off the ground like cobras. It grows 25 ft (7m) in height some time more. It is a evergreen tree. Demonstrating both weeping habit as well as extreme shoot elongation, Cobra spruce is one of the more bizarre appearing conifers, but it is easy to become a fan of this new cultivar. Odd appearing in youth, Cobra grows into its own after a few years. The lowest branches often will form a skirt right on the ground. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding. The fruit are cones. It is a slow growing plant. This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Cobra Spruce - Picea abies 'cobra' Young Plants

Cobra Spruce - Picea abies 'cobra' Leaves

Cobra Spruce - Picea abies 'cobra' Cone

Cobra Spruce - Picea abies 'cobra' Seeds

Cobra - Picea abies in garden

Cobra Spruce - Picea abies 'cobra' in wild

Cobra Spruce - Picea abies 'cobra' as ornamental

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