Norway Spruce

A native of Europe, the Norway spruce is widely planted for use as Christmas trees. Hundreds of cultivars are grown in North America. You can find several graceful, mature Norway spruce on Cedar Hill. The shape of the Norway spruce makes it easy to shed heavy snow from its branches.

  • Leaves

    0.5-1 inches, stiff, pointed needles; persist three to four years, tend to point downwards towards the stem tip
  • Fruit

    4-6 inches long, 1.5-2 inches wide, cones found at ends of branches
  • Flower

    Female flowers terminal and pink
  • Bark

    Gray-brown color; thin, peeling scales