Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

Bird's Nest Spruce

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Slow to medium growth.
Mature Height - 3-6'
Mature Width - 10'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious: male flowers are axillary and infrequent; female flowers are terminal, spread on the crowns of the trees and reddish pink.
Fruit - Cylindrical cones, 4-6" long, 1.5-2" wide, pendulous. Starts purple or green, changing to light brown at maturity. Brownish-black seeds are 0.166" long with a 0.5" wide brown wing.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Evergreen; bright green to purplish when young, changing to dark green with age.
Bark - Reddish brown or orangish brown, glabrous or with minute scattered hairs.
Other Features - Spreading, dense, broad plant; usually having a depression in the center, giving the name Bird's Nest Spruce.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Shallow, spreading root system performs best in moderately moist, sandy, acid, well-drained soils. Prefers a cold climate and full sun. Plants in heavy shade become thin and ragged.
Native Habitat - Northern and central Europe, introduced in colonial times.
Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to red spider, spruce gall aphid, budworm, and borers.
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- Other plants with the common name Spruce.
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