Norway Spruce are a fast growing, dark-green spruce with short needles. The pleasant appearance of this evergreen species makes it ideal as a landscape ornamental tree. The large main branches arch upwards, while the smaller outer branches droop downwards.
Picea abies are among the fastest growing evergreens, and can reach a jaw-dropping height of 200 feet in their native European environments. Most in North America only reach about 60 feet, and max out at a “merely impressive” 80 feet.
This fast growing species of Spruce are well-suited to applications such as windbreaks and privacy screens, although its foliage is not as dense as some other species due to its fast growth. For true privacy and wind protection using just this species, two rows of Norway Spruce placed in a footstep pattern are better than one.
Picea abies are the dominant evergreen in Europe, and although they are not native to the US, they are commonly planted throughout the Northeast and as far south as Tennessee. Norway transplants are fairly disease resistant and have an aggressive root system which helps them outcompete other plants. They can survive even farther south if planted at higher elevation, but are best suited to temperate climates with full sun and richer soils.
Norway Spruce transplants: 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 [FOR SALE]
--- Norway Spruce transplants [sold out till Fall 2024]
--- Norway Spruce plug seedlings [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. You may request a custom invoice to pay for and reserve these specific trees in your name for a future Spring or Fall shipping season. Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $45.00 (5 bareroot evergreen transplants)
10-pack for $57.00 (10 bare root evergreen transplants)
25-pack for $109.00 (25 bare root evergreen transplants)
50-pack for $179.00 (50 bare root evergreen transplants)
100-pack for $273.00 (100 bare root evergreen transplants)