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Norway Spruce

Picea abies
    5 reviews
Norway Spruce
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Norway Spruce

Picea abies
    5 reviews

Magnificent Fasting Growing Spruce Tree

  • Christmas Tree Shape and Scent
  • Deer Resistant Privacy Tree
  • Great Privacy Screen or Windbreak
  • No Maintenance Once Established
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The Norway Spruce is the fastest growing Spruce tree, with a growth rate of over 2 feet per year. This strong evergreen tree is extremely cold hardy and easy to grow. A large pyramidal conifer, this huge Spruce tree is perfect for planting in the front yard and decorating with lights for Christmas. What a fabulous sight!

This deer resistant evergreen tree makes a superb windbreak, sound barrier, or privacy screen. This Spruce makes a great backdrop for a naturalized landscape wildlife will enjoy.


Key Features

  • Majestic and stunning. The towering beauty is a sight to behold. The Norway Spruce is so much more than just a Christmas tree.
  • Tolerant and adaptable. The Norway Spruce tolerates pollution and drought and is deer resistant. It also adapts to any well drained soil and stands up to heavy snow and wind.
  • Cold hardy. This sturdy evergreen tree is extremely cold hardy growing in the coldest regions in the US down to a frigid growing zone 2.
  • Privacy tree. Picea abies makes a fabulous large privacy hedge, windbreak, or sound barrier.

Pro tip: Your Spruce tree spacing should be 12 to 15 feet apart for a privacy screen or windbreak. A staggered plan with 2 or 3 rows will give you faster results

Norway Spruce FAQ

How Fast Does This Spruce Tree Grow?

This fast growing evergreen has been known to grow over 24" in a single year. This evergreen grows at a medium to fast growth rate.

How To Plant Your Norway Spruce

Pick a spot in grow zones 3-7 and dig a hole 2-3 times as wide as the root ball. If planting more than one, space them 12-15 feet apart. Pick a spot with full sun to part shade exposure in well drained or acidic soil. Spring and fall are the best times to plant this tree.

How Far Apart Should You Space These Spruces?

Space 12-15 feet apart to accomodate a 15-20 foot spread at maturity.

Caring for Norway Spruce

Spring and fall are great times for planting your Norway Spruce. Winter and summer are fine as long as you avoid extreme temps.

The Norway Spruce thrives in full sun and adapts to any soil that is well drained. A neutral to acidic soil is best. After planting, adding a layer of 1 to 2 inches of mulch will help keep the soil moist. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Water your new tree deeply a couple times per week for the first couple months. After your tree is established, it will only need watered when the soil is dry. This Spruce tree is drought tolerant once established. Fertilize when planting and in early spring yearly with a slow release fertilizer. The Norway Spruce is wind, cold, and deer resistant.

When properly cared for, the Norway Spruce rarely has issues with pests and disease. If you notice brown dry spots on your Spruce Spider Mites may be the culprit. Treat with insecticidal soap for minor infections and Bifenthrin or Carbaryl for more severe infestations. Do not use horticultural oil on Spruces.

Landscape ideas
Plant as a specimen or focal tree for a magnificent look. The Norway Spruce adds great texture and huge heights to the home landscape. This long living tree is perfect for a tall windbreak or privacy screen. Plant 12 to 15 feet apart for a tight screen.
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Growing Zones 3-7
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Growth Rate slow
Fall Color Blue

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