Norway Spruce

Picea abies

Zone 2

Ht 60’ x W 30’

A dark green, short needled evergreen with upswept branches.  Pendulous cones are 4-6 inches long, but do not occur every year.  Fast growing and thrives well in average soil conditions, but prefers moisture in the soil to maintain its deep green color.

Columnar Norway Spruce

Picea abies ‘Cupressina’

Zone 3

Ht 20’ x W 6’

A columnar selection of Norway Spruce with dense, dark green, upswept branches.  Good for tight spaces.  Medium to fast growth habit.  Resistant to snow damage as we prune to a single leader.

 

Black Hills Spruce    

Picea glauca var. densata

Zone 3

Ht 40’ x W 20’

A slow to moderate growing evergreen with dense, blue-gray foliage.  Pyramidal in shape and withstands wind, heat, cold and drought.  An excellent evergreen that will not get rangy and out of control as it matures.  Also excellent as a windbreak.  Seed source from Black Hills, South Dakota.

 

Serbian Spruce

Picea omorika                        

Zone 4

Ht 60’ x W 20’

A narrow, pyramidal spruce, with deep green needles that have a silvery underside.  Serbians stay compact and dense with very little shearing.  Upright branches become more pendulous with age.  Does best in moist, well drained soil.  Excellent for specimen landscape planting.

Colorado Spruce

Picea pungens

Zone 2

Ht 50’ x W 30’

Stiff, silvery-blue to green needles.  Pyramidal in shape and will handle most soils with average moisture.  The hardiest of all the spruce and makes a handsome specimen.

 

 

Hoopsii Spruce

Picea pungens ‘Hoopsii’

Zone 3

Ht 40’ x W 20’

Hoopsii has a pyramidal, irregular shape with bright, silver-blue foliage.  Widely considered to be the bluest of all the available Colorado Blue Spruce cultivars.  Hoopsii grows slowly but will make a bold statement in a garden of greens and reds as a specimen planting.  Very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but it will not tolerate standing water.

Columnar Colorado Spruce

Picea pungens ‘Iseli Fastigiate’

Zone 2

Ht 30’ x W 10’

Narrow, upright form with a very dense habit.  Used extensively in confined spaces.  Prefers rich, moist soil in full sunlight although it is more drought tolerant than other Picea.  A very adaptable, slow grower with consistent, silver-blue needles.