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HEIGHT:2 - 4 feet
SPREAD:3 - 6 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Most commonly available shrub form of Norway spruce; dense and spreading; nest-like shape, lower in the center than on the outside edges; very slow growing; tolerates some shade; excellent shrub for south central and southeast where old specimens can be 5 feet tall; loses bird's nest shape with age.
LIMITATIONS:Bird's nest shape ruined if a branch suffers die-back; needs winter protection in Fairbanks and on windy sites
HARDINESS:INT, SC, SE (Zone 3)
ORIGIN:Found in Germany in 1904.
CULTIVARS:This is a cultivar of Norway spruce. See Norway Spruce or Picea Abies under Evergreen Shrub and Evergreen Tree for more information on species.
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The information for this Evergreen Shrub (54) was last updated on: 2011-01-17 16:00:31
     
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