Norway Spruce are a fast growing, dark-green spruce with short needles. The pleasant appearance of this spruce makes it ideal as an ornamental. Norway Spruce are well-suited to applications such as evergreen windbreaks and privacy screens.
However, Norway Spruce foliage is not dense compared to many slower growing species. So it is often best to plant two rows of Norway Spruce in a foot-step pattern to speed up the closure rate of a natural privacy screen. Another privacy screen trick is to mix Norway Spruce with a slower growing species such as Black Hills Spruce or Meyers Spruce. Norways provide good height fairly quickly, while the slower species provide dense foliage.
Norway Spruce are the dominant evergreen throughout Europe. Although they are not native to the US, they are commonly planted throughout the Northeast and as far south as Tennessee. Norway Spruce seedlings can survive even farther south if planted at higher elevation, but are best suited to temperate climates, need full sun, and prefer richer soils. They can reach a jaw-dropping height of 200 feet, but most max out at a “merely impressive” 80 feet.
Norway Spruce seedlings: characteristics and options• prefers hardiness zones 3-6
• prefers full sun to partial shade
• mature height and spread: 60-80 ft high, 30 ft spread
• prefers slightly acidic loamy soils, but is quite adaptable to a wide range of soils
• Morton Arboretum info on Picea abies
• Norway Spruce Sizes and Availability:
--- Norway Spruce seedlings [sold out till Spring 2021]
--- Norway Spruce transplants [FOR SALE]
--- Norway Spruce plug seedlings [sold out till Spring 2021]
--- Norway Spruce plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2021]
--- Norway Spruce conservation grade plug transplants [FOR SALE]
• Comparable alternative species: Black Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Meyers Spruce, Serbian Spruce and White Spruce. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT in this species in this size, see size and availability options above. Please consider joining our very unobtrusive email list to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size. You may also request a custom invoice to reserve these trees in your name for a later ship date.
Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $29.00 (5 bare root evergreen seedlings)
10-pack for $39.00 (10 bare root evergreen seedlings)
25-pack for $57.00 (25 bare root evergreen seedlings)
50-pack for $80.00 (50 bare root evergreen seedlings)
100-pack for $115.00 (100 bare root evergreen seedlings)