Norway Spruce

Scientific Name: Picea abies

Norway Spruce

Attributes

Evergreen

Plant Family

Pinaceae

Origin

Northern and central Europe

Form

Fairly dense when young, more open with age

Plant Size

40-60 feet tall, 30-35 feet wide

Description

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.

Norway Spruce Leaves

Leaves

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

Fruit

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

Flower

Female flowers terminal and pink
Norway Spruce Bark

Bark

Gray-brown color; thin, peeling scales