Plant Information

Plant Information

Norway Spruce

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

Planting Site:
N/R +35 yrs

Norway spruce is a tall evergreen tree growing to heights of 40 to 60 feet. It can be used as a screen or specimen plant. This very large pyramidal tree with stiff, dark needles and graceful, pendulous branches is good for large yards. It is a classic evergreen tree for large spaces.

Picea abiesPicea abies


Street: Appropriate for restricted size planting sites; recommended by the City of Chicago Urban Tree Planting List
Park/Residential: Appropriate for landscaped planting sites including public parks, residential property, golf courses, cemeteries, etc.
Legacy: For plantings with an expected life span of more than 60 years; retained 50 percent or more climate suitability in models for the decade 2080
N/R +35 yrs: Not recommended for plantings with an expected life span of more than 35 years