30 Seeds Norway Spruce Tree Seeds, Picea Abies, Non-GMO (Evergreen, Fast) Grown in Illinois USARegular price $8.39 Save $-8.39
Norway Spruce tree seeds, Picea abies, Tree Seeds Fast Growth, Easy to Grow, Evergreen, Christmas Tree, Attracts Birds, Wildlife Shelter, Shade Tree, Cold and Urban Tolerant, Bonsai Norway Spruce is one of the nicest evergreens you can plant. It is one of the fastest growing of the spruces. It has a nice pyramidal form and develops strong graceful branches that are covered with dark green needles. It is extremely adaptable and very cold hardy. It is more tolerant of hot, humid weather than many conifers which do not thrive except in cool summer areas. Norway Spruce works well when planted individually in a landscape or planted in groups to form windbreaks. Wildlife Value: Norway Spruce support a wide variety of wildlife. They are important as winter cover for deer, small game including grouse, hare, and woodcock. Song birds and fur bearers also frequent these forest types, Norway Spruce makes a good roosting tree for hawks and owls. Leaf: Evergreen needles, stiff, 1/2 to 1 inch long, 4-angled but somewhat flattened, with a sharp pointed tip, shiny deep green. Each needle borne on a raised, woody peg (sterigma). Flower: Species is monoecious; males yellow-brown in large groups; females upright, purple. Fruit: Cones are very large, cylindrical, 4 to 6 inches long, with stiff, thin scales that are irregularly toothed, chestnut brown, maturing in fall. Twig: Slender to medium in size, lacking hair, shiny orangish brown; needles are borne on woody pegs; buds with very loose, orange-brown scales (resembles a rose). Bark: Red-brown and scaly, later turning gray with flaking scales or plates. Form: A medium to large tree with conical form capable of reaching over 120 feet tall, with horizontal to upward sweeping branches that often droop branchlets. Primary branches are slightly upturned but secondary branches become pendulous as the tree matures..