Dwarf Dark Norway Spruce
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Medium to fast especially in youthMature Height - 3-4’Mature Width - 3-4'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Monoecious, spread on the crowns of the trees and reddish pink in colorFruit - Cones are cylindrical, 4-6” long, 1.5-2” wide, purple or green in youth, light brown at maturityLeaf - Fall Color - Bark - Usually thin on young trees; on old trees thick with small, thin, gray-brown, flaking surface scales.Other Features - Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant balled-and-burlapped in large sizes (3-4’ and greater); move readily because of shallow, spreading root system; performs best in moderately moist, sandy, acid, well-drained soils; prefers cool climate.Native Habitat - Introduced in colonial times. Northern and central Europe, specifically from Ural Mountains to the Balkan Peninsula to Switzerland, Norway and northern Finland.Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to red spider, spruce gall aphid, budworm and borers.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Spruce.- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.- Other plants of the genus Picea.- Other plants of the species Picea abies.