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Weeping Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Pendula'

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Weeping Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Pendula') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Weeping Norway Spruce

Weeping Norway Spruce

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

A choice evergreen with a naturally low growing form with weeping branches that trail outward, dense rich green needles. Excellent when trained in a staked form to feature its naturally pendulous form, creating a dramatic evergreen garden specimen.

Ornamental Features

Weeping Norway Spruce has green foliage which emerges lime green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Norway Spruce is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Weeping Norway Spruce will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features