For a graceful accent in your yard, or a rugged member of an effective windbreak, try Norway Spruce (Picea abies). Perfect for use in cold weather zones, this superior choice of evergreen makes an easy-care accent in the landscape.
Even as a young tree, this evergreen conifer has a characteristic pyramidal outline with a beautiful, noteworthy feature. Upright main branches are liberally covered with pendulous secondary branches that have a touch of pleasing "droop" to them. The overall look is one of graceful strength!
Additional classic, identifying features are the long, cylindrical spruce seed cones that hang from those drooping branches, almost like ornaments that were specially placed there. This is a fabulous accent tree for your landscape.
Norway Spruce trees will grow fast (up to 2 feet a year) and provide a large, attractive evergreen presence in your yard. Wild songbirds will appreciate the cover and a food source.
This is a long-lived, elegant and hardy tree with a graceful form. Norway Spruce will provide you with beauty and interest. Found in the Black Forests of southwest Germany
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Because the tree root ball system is strong, it can withstand high winds. The Norway Spruce makes an excellent windbreak. Plant 8-10 feet apart (measuring from trunk to trunk) for a solid dark green privacy screen. Plant on the north or northwest side of your property to create a wind barrier and lower your heating bills.
Norway Spruce is a sun lover and care should be taken when situating the tree. Give it plenty of room to reach its full 100 feet of height and spread as listed in the Plant Highlights.
These large-scale trees are wonderful on properties with a lot of open ground to fill. Use them in windbreaks and shelterbelts as very effective screening hedges. You'll make an enormous statement with a single specimen planted by itself.
The short needles are dark forest green needles and soft with sharp tips. New growth Norway Spruce tips have been used to make medicinal teas in Europe for millennia. The tree is also highly valued by the wildlife who use it for shelter, from the furrowed red bark to the leaves and seed
Cold weather regions could plant them as crop trees for valuable timber, used for furniture and musical instruments, as well as in construction. Many Christmas trees are Norway Spruce.
Cut some of the pendulous branches to use in winter container gardens. They can anchor an arrangement for winter. Simply place cut branches in your large pots, leaving some of the secondary branches drooping over the edges. Add Holly, Red Twig Dogwood, Curly Willow and other seasonal decorations, then enjoy!
Norway Spruce is a bit more resilient to some of the problems that can plague other Spruce in some areas of the country, and it's generally carefree. It tolerates a variety of soils and conditions, including pollution.
It will not tolerate soils that do not drain well and are not drought tolerant very well - so in those drier years be sure to drop the hose beneath when it does get really dry. Instead, plant the tree where it will enjoy moisture access and well-drained soil.
Norway Spruce is somewhat shallow-rooted and will greatly appreciate a few inches of mulch over its root zone to help hold the moisture and keep the mowers away from the lower branches. Always remember to keep all mulches away from the trunks and branches of your trees and plants but start with the mulch 6 inches or so away from the main stem.
Rutgers University tests plants for deer resistance and lists this plant as seldom severely damaged by deer. If a high deer population lives in your area, be sure to spray your new plants with deer repellent as you plant your trees. This will "train" the deer that they will not like this plant. It is always good to remind them right from the start.
Be sure to protect all of your new plants, no matter what the deer resistance rating is!
Norway Spruce is an easy-care landscape tree with so many wonderful features. If you have the room for a large evergreen tree, this is one of the best. Especially useful in cold winter zones, it will grow to create a dense, full screen to block unsightly views and bitter winds.
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Is the Norway Spruce a good tree?
The large-scale Norway Spruce features a fantastic growth rate and is extremely cold-hardy. Plus it has impressive wildlife and bird appeal while not attracting deer!
Are Norway Spruce fast growing?
Norway Spruce has a fast growth rate compared to other evergreens, it's a moderate grower and can potentially add a foot or so of growth per year in optimal conditions.
Do Norway Spruce need full sun?
Norway Spruce grows best in full sun, so plant in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
What is the Norway Spruce known for?
Norway Spruce tree grows into statuesque evergreens that are well-known wildlife trees that are lovely living Christmas trees.
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NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Norway Spruce Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Picea abies|
|Mature Height||50 - 70 feet|
|Mature Spread||25 - 35 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|