Scientific Name: Picea abies
Why is it called Norway Spruce? It has been named after the country Norway, since it is native to that region.
Other Common Names: European Spruce
Mature Height: 40-80 feet
Mature Width/Spread: 25-30 feet
Evergreen needles: The dark green needles are ½ to 1 inch in length, and the tree is densely covered in needles.
Branches: The needle-bearing branchlets hang downwards from the larger branches of the tree. This is a unique feature of the Norway Spruce
Cones: The seed cones on the tree grow to about 4-6 inches in length. They are brown when they are mature. The scales of the cones are triangular.
Did you know …
- The Norway spruce is one of the fastest growing spruce trees.
- It’s cones are the longest of any spruce tree.
- It is a popular ornamental and Christmas tree.
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