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Columnar Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Cupressina'

SKU
06454
Elegant columnar selection, highly valued as an accent or perimeter planting where a strong vertical effect is needed. Dark green evergreen needles are slightly curved on closely set limbs, creating a slender, uniform form with dense branching to the ground. Withstands heavy snow loads. Tolerates heat and humidity better than others. Ideal windbreak or privacy wall.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a AY-beez
Average Size at MaturityReaches 20 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide in 10 years; grows to 30 ft. tall with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsFountain Grass (Pennisetum); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Salvia (Salvia); Beech (Fagus); Smoke Tree (Cotinus)

Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, but adaptable to most soil types; avoid wet, shady sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-7

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