Weeping Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Pendula'

A choice evergreen with a naturally low growing form composed of weeping branches that trail outward, densely blanketed with rich green needles. Excellent when trained in a staked form to feature its naturally pendulous form, creating a dramatic evergreen garden specimen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

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


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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a AY-beez
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall in staked form.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis is an excellent specimen plant that is often incorporated into Asian gardens or featured in natural water gardens. Its uniquely trained form fits into very difficult spaces and makes an ideal focal point for courtyards and entry gardens with naturalistic landscaping. Most often planted with boulders and other rock accents or pagoda lights. Brings interest to snow-covered gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen, Topiary, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Salvia (Salvia); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Sedge (Carex); Weigela (Weigela); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

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. Fertilize in early spring. Train and prune as needed to maintain desired shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

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