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Spruce, Norway Picea abies

Spruce, Norway - Picea abies
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Fastest growing of the spruces. Develops strong graceful branches that are covered with dark green needles. Ideal windbreaker. Matures at 60'; 25' spread. (zones 3-7)

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Zones 3 - 7 Zones 3 - 7
Hardiness Zones 3 - 7
The Norway Spruce can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens
40' - 60' High 40' - 60' High
Mature Height
The Norway Spruce grows to be 40' - 60' feet in height.
25' - 30' Spread 25' - 30' Spread
Mature Spread
The Norway Spruce has a spread of about 25' - 30' at full maturity.
Medium to Fast Growth Medium to Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This spruce does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Norway Spruce grows in acidic, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
Pyramidal Shape Pyramidal Shape
Shape
This spruce has pyramidal shape.
Description

Fastest growing of the spruces. Develops strong graceful branches that are covered with dark green needles. Ideal windbreaker. Matures at 60'; 25' spread. (zones 3-7)

Wildlife Value

Norway Spruce support a wide variety of wildlife. They are important as winter cover for deer, small game including grouse, hare, and woodcock. Song birds and fur bearers also frequent these forest types, Norway spruce makes a good roosting tree for hawks and owls.

Fruit Description

Cone is 4"-6" long, 1 1/2"-2" wide, elongated oval, dry, brown.