Norway Spruce – Picea abies

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Norway Spruce produces cylindrical cones that are initially green, turning brown with maturity. It flowers in spring, and the cones mature by autumn. This fast-growing tree can reach over 180 feet in height. Its needle-like leaves are 1-2 cm long, dark green in colour. The bark is thin and grey, flaking in older trees. It has a deep root system and does not produce thorns. The dense, dark green foliage is maintained year-round, making it visually appealing.

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Norway Spruce – Picea abies

The Norway Spruce, Picea abies, native to Europe, is known for its fast growth, pyramidal shape, and use as a Christmas tree.

Features Norway Spruce produces cylindrical cones that are initially green, turning brown with maturity. It flowers in spring, and the cones mature by autumn. This fast-growing tree can reach over 180 feet in height. Its needle-like leaves are 1-2 cm long, dark green in colour. The bark is thin and grey, flaking in older trees. It has a deep root system and does not produce thorns. The dense, dark green foliage is maintained year-round, making it visually appealing.

Benefits for Nature Norway Spruce provides significant ecological benefits, offering shelter and nesting sites for birds and other wildlife. Its cones serve as a food source for various species. While it produces pollen, it’s not a significant nectar producer. This tree plays a crucial role in supporting biodiversity, particularly in forest ecosystems.

Landscaping and Design In landscaping, the Norway Spruce is favoured for its classic Christmas tree shape and robust growth. Ideal for large spaces, it serves as a windbreak, privacy screen, and architectural element in parks and gardens. Its dense foliage pairs well with a variety of plants, enhancing green spaces with its stately presence.

Preferred Conditions The Norway Spruce thrives in well-drained, moist soil and prefers cooler climates. It adapts to a range of soil types and pH levels. While it can tolerate some drought, regular watering is beneficial for young trees. This tree withstands wind well but is not suited for extremely dry or urban environments.

Fun Fact about Norway Spruce A fascinating fact about the Norway Spruce is its role in musical instrument construction. Its wood, known for excellent resonance, is commonly used in making soundboards for high-quality violins.

Summary The Norway Spruce, a European native, is valued for its rapid growth, classic shape, and ecological contributions. Widely used in landscaping for its robust size and dense foliage, it adapts well to cooler climates and various soil conditions. Notably, it also plays a unique role in the world of music.

1. Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants, Young Tree

2. Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

3. Stem Girth/Height

15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 800-900cm, 900-1000cm, 10-12m, 12-14m, 14-16m, 200cm

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