Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce is a pyramidal growing conifer evergreen tree.  This dense evergreen is covered with short stiff needles.  The needles are green to blue-green and about an inch long.  This evergreen is a great tree to install as a windbreak or screen.  You may notice the tree attracting birds and other animals because of its year-round foliage and density.

Norway Spruce produces pinecones. These pinecones are used for the reproduction of the tree. The pinecones are small and about the size of a human thumb. This evergreen is deer resistant which makes it an excellent fit for wooded areas.  Norway Spruce is a native North American tree that is commonly found in quite a few States.  This evergreen is faster growing than other evergreen varieties. A couple of evergreens that are similar in appearance to Norway are Colorado Blue and the Black Hills Spruce. In their infant stage, these three trees look quite similar.

Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce Needles

Norway Spruce

Picea Abies

Plant Details

Flower Color- No flowers

Foliage Color- Green

Zone- 2-8

Height- 70 feet to 80 feet tall

Spread- 35 feet to 45 feet wide

Light- Part shade to full sun

Details- This evergreen is fast-growing and requires minimal maintenance once established.  This spruce is easy to transplant.  Norway Spruce can grow one foot to two foot a year.  Regular watering of this tree is needed during periods of extreme heat and drought.    This evergreen is native to North American and can be found in many States.  Spring is the best time to prune this evergreen if necessary. Pruning should be limited to removing dead or damaged sections. Selective pruning can be used to trim straggler branches. Targeted pruning will help the spruce maintain its pyramidal shape.

Other evergreen tree options.

  • Austrian Pine
  • Black Hills Spruce
  • Blue Form Eastern White Pine
  • Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Eastern White Pine
  • Serbian Spruce