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Norway Spruce

Picea abies

SKU
06452
This classic tall timber tree has dark green evergreen needles on dense branches. Its pyramidal form has a graceful appearance because of pendulous branchlets. Develops a spacious understory as it matures. Tolerates heat and humidity better than other species. Works well for use as a tall screen or windbreak.
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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a AY-beez
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 70 to 80 ft. tall, 35 to 45 ft. wide or larger with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasVery cold-hardy, this Spruce is the perfect symmetrically shaped Christmas tree. Excellent choice for a front-yard holiday tree or as a semi-formal accent in large yards. Lovely form under snowfall. Makes a pretty evergreen background for contrasting foliage colors, flowering shrubs or to highlight a fall leaf show in trees and shrubs. Line them up into a windbreak or incorporate into a wider shelterbelt. Good sound barrier along busy streets.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, but adaptable to most soil types; avoid wet, shady sites. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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