Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Norway Spruce

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Scientific Name: Picea abies Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Spruce
  • Related Cultivars:

    Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 40-60'
  • Habit: Pyramidal
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Reaches full size only on deep rich soils. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    A fast growing spruce with pendulous branchlets. Is too large of scale for most residential landscapes.

  • Pruning:

    Pine, spruce and fir trees should not be pruned as they are most beautiful when allowed to develop their natural form. It is also important to locate these trees on a site with adequate space so that pruning will not be required to keep them from crowding buildings, walkways, etc.

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