A choice evergreen with a naturally low growing form composed of weeping branches that trail outward, densely blanketed with rich green needles. Capitata 10. Norway Spruce is commonly planted and beginning to escape into natural areas. Seed shown in middle and branch with its 1 inch long needles. Little Gem 5.

Some also have golden needles, such as Picea abies 'Aurea Magnifica'. Decumbens 9. Notice that the cones of the Norway spruce are the largest of all the spruce types, measuring as long as six inches, while the cones belonging to the white spruce rarely exceed 2.5 inches in length. The large cones of the Norway spruce, like other cones, have their scales arranged in beautiful geometric spirals. Native to Europe, Norway spruce is one of the main trees in the forests of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Russia. Norway spruce (Picea abies) is a tough conifer that makes for an easy-care landscape tree in US Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 7.It is also planted extensively for forest restoration and windbreaks. Norway spruce trees provide a habitat for a variety of wildlife, including beetles, weevils and hoverflies.

… Acrocona 2. This sun-loving, 50- to 80-foot-high tree is often used as windbreaks, screens, or hedges in large-scale landscapes. Weeping Norway Spruce Picea abies 'Pendula' Sku #6457. Microsperma 12. Seed Collection. Fibonacci (fib-o-NAH-chee), a mathematician who lived in Pisa, Italy, from 1170 to 1230, apparently was fascinated by these and other spirals of nature. But with Norway spruce sometimes lower branches/twigs die as they have completed their usefulness to the tree. Male pollen cones are produced from the axils of the needle-like leaves; they are ½-1" in length, oblongoid-ovoid in shape, and purplish red to whitish pink.
Planting a Norway spruce is easy because it competes well with grass and weeds and requires no site preparation.

Its needles are stiff and have rows of minute openings properly called stomata. Seed cones are about 6 inches long. Ohlendorffii: Uses Spruce trees are generally fast-growing and are easy to germinate from seed.

Norway Spruce has the largest cones of all Spruce trees and is a key identifier for the species. Norway Spruce is monoecious, forming separate male and female cones on the same tree during mid- to late spring. With Norway spruce it is a little different because Norway spruce retain their needles for 6 or 7 years and the annual needle shed is less obvious. A pile of fallen (or harvested by squirrels) Norway Spruce cones. Norway spruce is a large, pyramidal tree with long, cylindrical cones that hang like ornaments from the weeping branches against the dark green foliage. Excellent when trained in a staked form to feature its naturally pendulous form, creating a dramatic evergreen garden specimen. Picea abies large cones lined up for measurement. Inversa 4. The branchlets droop and its cones are large, approximately 130mm (5 inch) long. It is escaping throughout Michigan. The bird's nest spruce is a variety of Norway spruce that forms a dwarf round shrub with an indentation on the top, making it look like a bird's nest. Size. In the U.S., it is commonly grown as an ornamental and …

Produced even on young plants, they contrast nicely with the lime green foliage and turn this Norway Spruce into a standout in the spring garden. The seeds are also large, with a 15 mm pale brown wing attached to a five mm long black seed. The spruce is an evergreen tree, or shrub, depending on the variety being grown. In nature, these trees are very large, with very dark green needles on gracefully weeping branches.

Pendula or weeping Norway spruce 13. The white spruce grows between 40 and … Norway Spruce. If you ever struggle to determine what kind of spruce you are looking at, check the cones! Picea abies 'Acrocona' (Norway Spruce) is a small evergreen tree noted for its abundant raspberry red cones adorning the branch tips in spring. Nidiformis 6. They have the longest cones of any of the spruce tree species: three to seven inches. White Spruce produces cones that are 1-2 inches, Colorado Blue Spruce produces cones that are 2-4 inches, and Norway Spruce cones are 4-7 inches. The cones were coming off a Norway spruce (Picea abies) tree in our backyard. The native range of Norway Spruce is central and northern Europe. Squirrels will sometimes place the cones on a branch of the tree. Insect pests and rodents often target Norway spruce cones, leading to a high instance of rotten or inviable seeds. We love this tree!! Some varieties, such as the Norway spruce, can grow to reach 150 feet in height. Note the extending toothed apex of cone scales. Tabuliformis 16. Another very common spruce is the Norway spruce, or Picea abies.