Weeping Norway Spruce
Picea abies 'Pendula'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall in staked form.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Privacy Screen, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Companion Plants||Spirea (Spiraea); Salvia (Salvia); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Sedge (Carex); Weigela (Weigela); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
|Care||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
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