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Cupressina Spruce

Picea abies 'Cupressina'

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Cupressina Spruce (Picea abies 'Cupressina') at Minor's Garden Center

Cupressina Spruce foliage

Cupressina Spruce foliage

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Cupressina Spruce (Picea abies 'Cupressina') at Minor's Garden Center

Cupressina Spruce

Cupressina Spruce

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Height:  25 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Norwegian Spruce

Description:

This narrow fastigiate form of this spruce is in high demand for urban and boundary plantings where strong vertical accents are desired; this selection grows quite quickly and withstands snow loads better than other columnar types

Ornamental Features

Cupressina Spruce has green foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cupressina Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance tree 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.

Cupressina Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Cupressina Spruce will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree 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.

Sizes Available:

3' B&B, 3' HVY #10 Cont., 4' B&B, 4' HVY #15 Cont.

 
 
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