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Norway Spruce - Weeping

Picea abies 'Pendula'

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

Norway Spruce - Weeping

Norway Spruce - Weeping

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

A small accent shrub, rich deep green needles; spreads and trails along the ground or higher if grafted on a standard, adaptable and hardy; superb small accent choice for the home garden, can actually be trained to grow as a very pendulous tree

Ornamental Features

Norway Spruce - Weeping 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

Norway Spruce - Weeping 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.

Norway Spruce - Weeping is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Norway Spruce - Weeping will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 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.

 
 
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Ornamental Features