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Tree of the Week - June 28, 2004
Picea abies--Norway Spruce
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 6
Height: 50-60 ft
Spread: 25-40 ft
Type: narrow-leaved evergreen tree
Annual Growth Rate: up to 3 feet
Comments: Norway Spruce can grow 80 to 100 feet tall and spread 25 to
40 feet but it is usually smaller in landscape situations. Many cultivars are shrub-like. Norway Spruce is a pyramidal tree with graceful, drooping branchlets and lustrous, dark green foliage at maturity. The long cones provide additional interest.
'Acrocona' - Cone formation occurs on young plants. Usually forms a broad,
'Elegans' - A low, dome-shaped plant.
'Iseli Green Mound' - A mounded dwarf.
'Little Gem' - A dwarf with tiny needles and very dense habit.
'Nidiformis' - Bird's Nest Spruce. Dense mound with a depression in the center. Slow growing, 2 to 4 inches a year.
'Pendula' - A weeping form having dark green needles. If not staked it can be used as a ground cover.
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