Norway spruce is a familiar sight in much of the United States, but it’s really a tree of Europe. Throughout the globe, this tree has many uses including lumber, pulpwood, Christmas trees and landscape specimen trees. Its dense branching pattern and tolerance of soil variations has also made it a popular tree for windbreaks.
If you have enough space and want to add a sense of formal dignity to your landscape, the Norway spruce will suit you well.
Mature Size: Grows 40′ to 60′ tall with a 25′ to 30′ spread
Attributes: Ideal windbreak tree
Growth Rate: This tree grows at a Medium to Fast growth rate.
Sun Preference: The Norway Spruce does well in Full exposure(s).
Soil Preference: The Norway Spruce grows in Acidic, Clay, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained soils.
Fruit Description: Cone is 4″-6″ long, 1 1/2″-2″ wide, elongated oval, dry, brown.
Wildlife Value: Norway Spruce support a wide variety of wildlife. They are important as winter cover for deer, small game including grouse, hare, and woodcock. Song birds and fur bearers also frequent these forest types, Norway spruce makes a good roosting tree for hawks and owls.
Information Gathered From: Official Arbor Day Foundation Website – arborday.org