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Picea abies



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Picea abies
Norway spruce

Cultivated for many centuries, this popular and graceful evergreen tree boasts a pyramidal habit with pendulous older branches, rich dark green color and an impressive size. It has been widely planted in the Midwest.

Habit:Tall pyramidal with a straight central leader, horizontal lateral branches, and distinctly pendulous tertiary branches; it tends to lose its form and lower branches with age
Size:60-90' high in the landscape, 130-215' in native range Color: Deep green
Texture:Medium-fine
Hardiness:Zone 3a USDA, but not adapted beyond zone 7 due to heat
Habitat:Norway - Ural Mountains of Russia - Balkans - Switzerland
Family:Pinaceae

 
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