Picea abies Norway Spruce

Picea abies, commonly called Norway spruce, is a large pyramidal evergreen conifer.

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Picea abies Norway Spruce
Picea abies, commonly called Norway spruce, is a large pyramidal evergreen conifer that is native to the mountains of northern and central Europe east to the Urals. In its native European habitat, it typically matures to 100-150′ (occasionally to 200′) tall. It has been widely planted in cool and temperate regions of North American where it typically matures to a much shorter 40-60′ (less frequently to 100′) tall. It is noted for its rapid growth. Primary branches are slightly upturned but secondary branches become pendulous as the tree matures. Branches are clad with spirally-arranged, four-sided, needle-like, deep green leaves which are attached at their bases to tiny pegs. Cylindrical seed-bearing cones (to 9″ long) are pendulous. In excess of 150 cultivars (mostly dwarf) have been named over the years. Cultivars can be very difficult to distinguish
Common Name: Norway spruce

Type: Needled evergreen

Family: Pinaceae

Native Range: Europe

Zone: 2 to 7

Height: 40.00 to 60.00 feet

Spread: 25.00 to 30.00 feet

Bloom Time: Non-flowering

Bloom Description: Non-flowering

Sun: Full sun

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Leaf: Evergreen

Attracts: Birds

Other: Winter Interest

Tolerate: Deer, Air Pollution

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