Columnar Norway Spruce - Picea abies 'Cupressina' B&B

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Elegant columnar selection, highly valued as an accent or perimeter planting where a strong vertical effect is needed. Dark green evergreen needles are slightly curved on closely set limbs, creating a slender, uniform form with dense branching to the ground. Withstands heavy snow loads. Tolerates heat and humidity better than others. Ideal windbreak or privacy wall.
Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, but adaptable to most soil types; avoid wet, shady sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Average Size at Maturity
Reaches 20 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide in 10 years; grows to 30 ft. tall with age.
Bloom Time
Conifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ Evergreen
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Garden Style
Growth Habit
Growth Rate
Landscape Use
Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden
Light Needs
Full sun
Special Feature
Dense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water Needs
Watering Needs
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key Feature
Excellent Columnar Specimen