picea abies

Norway Spruce

The classic Christmas Tree, the Norway Spruce can be appreciated all year long.


  • Tolerates: Air Pollution, Deer
  • Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Spread (Min): 25
  • Spread (Max): 30
  • Height (Min): 40
  • Height (Max): 60


As December 25th rolls around, many of you pick out the Norway Spruce as the perfect Christmas tree. Why settle to only have it around for a month or so? The Norway Spruce is an incredible tree to add to your property to have all year round.

  • Strong and dense branches that withstand heavy snowfall and winds
  • Works well lined to make a privacy wall
  • Home to birds and small animals
  • Takes beautiful shape without need of any pruning

Planting Location:It naturally maintains its shape and therefore does not need any pruning.

Hardiness: The Norway Spruce’s dense branch shape is built to withstand extremes. It survives in colder temperatures that experience deep snows but also does fine in warmer zones. It is adequate enough to survive mild to moderate droughts and does best in full sunlight. It has a high tolerance for harder clay and sandy soil as well as both alkaline and acidic soils

Uses on Property: Because of its density, the Norway Spruce makes a great home for birds and small animals. It also doubles as a privacy all if placed one after the other in a line.

The Norway Spruce grows nearly a foot every year up to anywhere around 50 feet tall with a spread of 25 feet in diameter. Due to its exceptional growth speed, the Norway Spruce makes a great addition to your landscape as it will quickly bring luscious color and shape to your area.

  • Plant Hardiness Zones: 2 – 7
  • Mature Width: 25 – 30
  • Mature Height: 40 – 60
  • Soil Conditions: Adaptable
  • Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium

The Norway Spruce is native to Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. It was brought to the Americas in the 19th century. It was originally distributed widely for its wood and now is the species used as the modern Christmas tree.