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Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

Also called Bird's Nest Spruce


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Picea abies 'Nidiformis' - Bird's Nest Norway Spruce - New Growth - Photo courtesy of Van Belle Nursery Inc.

More About Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

  • Spreading, horizontal to slightly ascending branches
  • Forms a dense, broad to rounded, shrubby, flattened globe
  • Short, tight-growing needles are gray-green
  • Use in rock gardens or foundation plantings

Interesting Notes:

Mature plants have a depression or “nest” in the centre of the flattened top, hence the common name of Bird’s Nest spruce.

Zone:

3

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm
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Bird's Nest Norway Spruce Growing and Maintenance Tips

A low maintenance evergreen for rock gardens, border fronts, foundations, or specimen plantings in any landscape.


Picea abies 'Nidiformis' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Dwarf
Compact
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting
Border/edging

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