Norway Spruce

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Norway Spruce (Picea abies)

The most common spruce for general landscape use, has a pyramidal outline, with a strong central leader, horizontal secondary branches, and pendulous tertiary branches.  It is a dominant focal point of the landscape and needs ample space to grow.  This species is tremendously adaptable, except to very high heat.  Best used in groupings, specimen or as a “green wall” to block whatever suits you.

Mature Height: 40′-60′

Mature Spread: 25′-30′

Zone: 2

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil Preference: Norway Spruce prefers moist but well-drained, acidic soils that may be organic, sandy, or loamy. However, it is perhaps the most adaptable common evergreen tree to harsh conditions, including poor, clay, rocky, dry soils of acidic, neutral, or alkaline pH.

Nurseryman’s Notes: A non-native evergreen, that is very tough.  Fast growing (24″ per year) with few pest or disease problems.  Tolerant of tough, clay soils and wetter soils, as well as dry soils.  Does not prefer soils that are too wet or get waterlogged.

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