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.
Leaves0.5-1 inches, stiff, pointed needles; persist three to four years, tend to point downwards towards the stem tip
Fruit4-6 inches long, 1.5-2 inches wide, cones found at ends of branches
FlowerFemale flowers terminal and pink
BarkGray-brown color; thin, peeling scales