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Picea abies

Picea abies - Norway Spruce

More About Picea abies

  • Tall, fast-growing, pyramidal evergreen with upward arching branches
  • New shoots are light green, darkening through the season
  • Can be used as a specimen plant or for screening
  • Secondary branches become pendulous as the tree matures

Interesting Notes:

Large attractive cones are used as Christmas ornaments.

Zone:

2

Height:

20-25 m

Spread:

8-10 m
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Norway Spruce Growing and Maintenance Tips

An excellent evergreen for large lawns, parks, or woodland areas, it can also provide an effective screen or windbreak in cold northern climates.


Picea abies Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Fruit

Habit

Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Hedge
Specimen

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