Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
Native to Europe, this large, fast growing, pyramidal evergreen with drooping branchlets and long brown cones is one of the most widely planted hardy conifers. Its graceful habit and rich green foliage provide year-round ornamental interest. The short, sharp-tipped needles point forward. The bark is grayish-brown with orange undertones. Many cultivars are available, including numerous dwarf selections.
Like most spruces, this adaptable tree prefers full sun and moderately moist, well drained soil. Use it for screening and windbreaks or as a specimen in a spacious landscape to best enjoy this tree's drooping branches and impressive size.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
Full Sun, Partial Sun
45'-100' / 13.7m - 30.5m (60)
25'-30' / 7.6m - 9.1m (25)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Light Green, Dark Green
Feature Plant, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break
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