Norway Spruce

Picea abies

This species is native to Europe, but is cultivated in the United States and Canada as a Christmas tree and for timber. This spruce has attractive 12-24 mm long needles that are quadrangular in cross-section. Every Christmas, Oslo donates a Norway Spruce to Washington D.C., New York, Edinburgh, and London in gratitude for aid given during World War II.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing in full sun.
Growth Habit:
Evergreen tree, growing 12-18 m tall or higher.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
CT IL KY MA MD ME MI MN NC NH NJ NY OH PA RI VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
ON NB NL NS QC