Weeping Norway Spruce
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Norwegian Spruce
plants can be staked & trained into an outstanding upright specimen or grown as an undulating groundcover that drapes over slopes & walls; a row of them can be trained into a living fence with stakes & wire
Weeping Norway Spruce is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its highly ornamental weeping form. It has rich green evergreen foliage which emerges lime green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter.
Weeping Norway Spruce is a spreading evergreen shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Weeping Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing
Weeping Norway Spruce will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
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