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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Pinaceae
Family Common Name: Pine family
Scientific Name: Picea breweriana S. Watson
Common Name: Brewer spruce
Species Code: PICBRE
General Distribution: P. breweriana is found in montane to subalpine forests in the Siksiyou mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California; at 1000 to 2300 m elevation.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are placed in cold moist stratification during the winter months and germination occurs in the spring.
References: Heit, C. E. (1968a). Propagation from seed. Part 13: Some western and exotic spruce species. Amer. Nurseryman 127(8), 12-13, 51-63.
Baskin, C.J. and Baskin, J.M. Seeds: Ecology , Biogeography and Evolution in Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. Chapter 10: A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones, pages 331 to 458.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Picea breweriana S. Watson plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 5 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.