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Spruce, NorwayPicea abies

Spruce, Norway—Picea abies

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)

Zones 3 - 7
Zones 3 - 7

Hardiness Zones: Zones 3 - 7
The Norway Spruce can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Evergreen
Evergreen

Type of tree:
The Norway Spruce falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Norway Spruce can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.