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.
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.
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.
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.
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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