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Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce

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This tree is the fastest growing variety of Spruce. It is also the largest, hardiest, and most adaptable Spruce tree in the world…WOW!

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Norway Spruce

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The Norway Spruce can grow to Christmas Tree height in as little as three years. It will continue to grow rapidly to a mature height of 50 feet. 

A dense tree that easily blocks out wind and neighbors, it is ideal for use as a privacy barrier, wind screen, or even a traditional showpiece. Attracts and creates a safe haven for wildlife! 

You'll enjoy its deep rich color year-round...it's even drought tolerant! 

Believed to be the most cold hardy spruce available, it will grow in any northern state. 

Also, the Norway Spruce is the most disease resistant spruce you can find. Any serious disease or insect problems that kill other spruce trees do not affect the Norway Spruce. 

Plant every 8-10 feet for a solid green privacy screen. Plant on the northern edge of your property for a substantial wind barrier and help lower your winter heating bills. 

Adaptable to a variety of conditions and soils. Very cold tolerant and prefers Growing Zones 2-5.




Growing Zones: 2-5

Mature Height: 50 ft.
Mature Width: 25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Picea abies
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 2-5
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 2-5
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It's Easy to Plant your Norway Spruce

Specific Directions for Norway Spruce

Plant your Norway Spruce Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Norway Spruces can tolerate shade but prefer full sunlight. Plant your Norway Spruces 8 to 10 feet apart for privacy screens, their foliage will quickly fill in.

Your Norway Spruce will adapt to your natural soil as long as it's well draining, but prefers sandy soil. Mix sandy or fine potting mix with your natural soil to make it sandier before planting. Your Norway Spruce won't need any extra water unless you're experiencing a drought. Rain fall usually gives Norway Spruces enough moisture.

Fertilize your Norway Spruce with a slow release fertilizer that's high in nitrogen twice every Spring and once a month during the Summer. Each Spring cones are produced that get between 4 to 7 inches long. They take about a year to mature and ripen around September.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Norway Spruce.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Norway Spruce gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Norway Spruce again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I didn't buy from here, but I bought three of these as Christmas tree size about 7 years ago. I live in Alabama,and yes, they're doing great. In the sun, where it's drier soil, it has doubled in size with minor pruning and very dense. In the shade, it has flourished, although not as dense and gone from 6 to 30 foot tall in a very short time. One has even made to over 30', but it fuller now that surrounding trees have been removed! Um in the northeast corner at higher elevation- 2000' nearly.
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December 31, 2012
This tree was shipped fast and in great shape! It was planted in december before any cold weather and seems to be doing great, I live across from a parking lot so I planted this in my front yard to block some wind and for privacy. I also plan on decorating it for xmas, I would recommend this to anyon
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Norway Spruce can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.