Columnar Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Cupressina'

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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2 - 7

Good to grow!7


Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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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 HabitColumnar
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureExcellent Columnar Specimen

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 2 - 7

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!