Norway spruce Picea abies
- Norway spruce Latin name
- Picea abies Common name
- Norway spruce Plant family
- Norway spruce Description
- Norway spruce Planting preferences
- Norway spruce Uses
Norway spruce/Christmas tree/Common spruce
Picea (Pinaceae) – varieties of thin, scaly barked conifers that have sharp needle-like leaves arranged spirally on woody “pegs” protruding from the ridged shoots by which the needles are attached. Cones hang and normally fall when ripe.
Form: Fast-growing, open, conical conifer with spiral layered branches around the trunk.
Height: Up to 15 metres
Spread: Up to 3 metres
Leaves: Dark green leaves
Cones/fruit: Very long (to 20 cm), narrow glossy brown, hanging cones
Normally grown for: Mainly as Christmas trees.
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Soil type: Most soil types and will tolerate wet soil
Planting situation: Full sun/semi shade