Columnar Norway Spruce Tree
Columnar Norway Spruce Leaf
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Columnar Norway Spruce Tree
Columnar Norway Spruce Leaf
Columnar Norway Spruce Additional Product Shot 718

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Spacing: 10-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Columnar Norway Spruce
Picea abies 'Cupressina'

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Columnar Norway Spruce will stand like a sentinel near your front door, pool, or patio, giving structure and solidity to the landscape and providing a deep green counterpoint to other plants' brighter flowers and foliage. This low-maintenance evergreen tree always looks polished and maintains its crisp, clean, columnar outline without you ever having to touch a pair of sheers. A single-file row of these Columnar Spruces marching along your fenceline also makes a handsome and dignified declaration of your property border - the vertical spires rising straight and tall like Cypresses in a formal Italian garden.

 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Spacing: 10-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

The Story

Because Norway Spruce is native to Europe, it’s not surprising that many of the dozens of selections of this species originated there—some of them quite a long time ago.  Columnar Norway Spruce was discovered in Germany over 100 years ago.  Its official name, ‘Cupressina,’ refers to its resemblance to the Cypress Tree (whose Latin name is Cupressus).  If you squint, you might imagine that Columnar Norway Spruce could be mistaken for the slim Italian Cypresses that dot Mediterranean hillsides.  Certainly, it’s as formal in appearance—yet a whole lot hardier.

The Details

Basically a really skinny version of the traditional Norway Spruce - it only gets 10' wide! A perfect evergreen for those small, tight spaces in urban settings or a spot in the garden that still needs SOMETHING! Consider using Columnar Norway Spruce as a natural privacy screen or windbreak.

How to Grow

Columnar Norway Spruce asks for few inputs from you.  It won’t stand for wet feet, so water must drain away.  Given this, and full sun, it’s a cinch to grow.  No serious pests bother it, and even deer have to be mighty hungry before they’ll touch it.  Compared to other evergreen trees, Norway Spruce has an especially dark green color, which sets off bright spring bloomers like magnolias, redbuds, and cherries beautifully.  Make it the soothing neutral background to the colorful play of other plants’ blossoms and fall foliage.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 30'
Avg Mature Width 10'
Spacing 10-15'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: A

Size A

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

3-4' Tall. Grown in our #5 or #7 tree container. This tree is easy to fit into the tight spaces in your landscape.

Size B Trees:

4-5' Tall Grown in our #10 or #15 tree container. Upright and more narrow/slender form. Full and well sheared.

Customer Reviews

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Columnar Norway Spruce Tree
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