Picea abies | Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce is a popular evergreen, often used for windbreaks. It grows at a rapid rate to 60 feet high, sometimes much more. Cones up to 6 inches long are the largest of the Spruces. Form is pyramidal when trees are young, then branches become more horizontal and sometimes droop. 'Pendula', drooping branches shown in photos, has weeping branches that drape downward. It makes an exceptional specimen plant. Accepts sandy to heavy clay soils, and poor soils. Canopy coverage: 707 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -40F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 60 feet high

Width: 25 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Wildlife: birds