Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce

Picea abies

This classic towering evergreen features dark green needles on dense branches. The bark starts out as a thin yellow and turns a thick, flaky gray-brown as it matures. It’s a pyramidal form with cylindrical cones, 4 to 6 inches long and light brown once ripened. Very hardy variety and is perfectly symmetrical shape for Christmas tree use.

TYPE Coniferous Tree SUN Full Sun to Part Shade
HEIGHT 60 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 30 ft FLOWER Produces Cones
ZONE 3 FRUIT No Fruit
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Latin Name: Picea abies
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Size:

Large size tree

Growth Rate:

Slow growth rate

Canopy:

Typically has a low canopy

Coniferous:

Green needles year round

Seed Pods/Samaras:

Produces cones

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts birds

Applications:

Most commonly used as a Christmas tree

Other:

A 4-season tree

Sun:

Plant in a full sun to part shade location

Drainage:

Requires well drained conditions

Pollution Tolerance:

Highly tolerant of urban pollution

Soil Acidity:

Prefers slightly acidic soil

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

When pruning is required it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season and remove any die back

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