Dwarf Norway Spruce

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Attractive Evergreen Accent Dwarf Norway Spruce

  • Develops into Uniform Globe-Shape
  • Marvelously Dense Blue-Green Needles
  • Provides Valuable Shelter for Birds
  • Specimen or Hedge
  • Great in Foundation Plantings
  • Stays Compact Without Pruning
  • Can Be Grown in Containers For Years
  • Grow in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Deer Seldom Damage These Rugged Plants

Whether you are just getting started in a home, or revamping mature landscaping with fresh, modern plantings...you'll want to include evergreen plants in your landscape. These beautiful workhorses pull the load all year-long, with steadfast color and enduring structure.

Some evergreens grow to enormous proportions, and that won't work in small space gardens. No need to crowd out the flowering deciduous plants, when you can stick with cheery dwarf evergreens like Dwarf Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Pumila').

Leverage these unique, globe-shaped plants to accent your foundation or throughout your mixed garden plantings. Their compact size, mounding habit and showy, uptilted dark green foliage creates a strong focal point.

Sparrows and other small songbirds love them for shelter. However, deer tend to leave them alone.

Best of all? They require minimal care.

Dwarf Norway Spruce is an excellent plant to add structure, color and texture to your yard or garden.

No need to miss out on design fundamentals if you are renting, or only have a tiny courtyard to furnish. Grow Dwarf Norway Spruce in containers for your balcony or patio.

It won't outgrow its space, like other evergreens. In fact, you likely will never have to prune it to maintain the uniform shape.

Relish these tidy, yet cute and personable, evergreens in your design. Rest easy with the charming, perky green presence of Dwarf Norway Spruce.

Place your order from our plant experts today!

How to Use Dwarf Norway Spruce in the Landscape

Create a showy, low-maintenance garden. Dwarf Norway Spruce is a perfect choice to bring beauty without back-breaking effort.

Dwarf Norway Spruce grows slowly into a broad mound. You'll have a delightful shape with charismatic, blue-green needles that looks amazing all year-long.

Our sales teams work with property owners across the country who are ripping out overgrown "ho-hum" plantings and starting over fresh. Formal enough for the front yard, Dwarf Norway Spruce is too chipper to be boring.

You'll get a dynamic display in your foundation planting with this dwarf selection. They stay low enough to use under windows.

This low-growing, hardy evergreen is also a good choice for rock gardens and can be planted along the top of retaining walls. You'll gain four seasons of interest by including one or several on a raised berm.

Keep one as a specimen. Or, plant several as a bright, low, easy-care hedge. Plant them three feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

For the fastest results, buy the largest container size we have in stock. These are older plants that have been carefully grown for many years.

If you'll keep this fun choice in a container, why not consider making a splash? Their stolid blue-green needles can be styled any way you'd like.

Can you imagine how fun a pair of hot pink pots would look flanking either side of your front door?

On commercial properties, why not create a tableau of dwarf evergreens in colorful outdoor containers that match your logo? They'll grab attention for years and years, all for the minimal costs of water and fertilizer.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Dwarf Norway Spruce needs at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. It performs well in either full sun or partial shade.

You will need to supply it with well-drained soil. If your planting site remains soggy for prolonged periods, please elevate the planting in a raised bed.

Bring in additional soil and create a planting mound to keep the roots out of standing water. Ensure that your outdoor containers have plenty of drainage holes.

Pay close attention to watering. Protect your investment with a medium amount of water applied in times without adequate rainfall. Container-grown plants need supplemental water their whole life.

Improve your soil with a light application of mulch over the root system. Always give your plants good air circulation, and never let mulch touch the trunk itself.

You can apply fertilizer for evergreens in early spring. Please follow the directions on the label.

If you ever need to correct a wayward branch, do any light pruning in spring before new growth begins. You'll appreciate the lighter green growth in spring, too.

Gain an elegant, polished and high-end designer look with compact Dwarf Norway Spruce. Order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dwarf Norway Spruce Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Picea abies 'Pumila'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No