Picea abies

(Norway, Spruce)


$499.00


Hardiness Zones:

 2b  3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

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.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Best spruce for Piedmont area of NC.

Additional information

Common Name

Norway, Spruce

Botanical Name

Picea abies

Container/Amount

7-8' BB

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

30 ft.

Width

15 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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