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Spruce, Norway / Picea abies
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- Picea abies
or picea excelsa (latin)
Area of origin:
Mountains of central Europe; in cold wet mountains (Northern
Alps, Jura and
Vosges) in meridional mountains
(Southern Alps) and Scandinavia.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 50m (164'), width up to 15m(49,2').
Soil Type: Dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Dislikes dry or polluted air. Hardy to -28°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Planted alone in parks and gardens. It is also used to create
beautiful avenues. It is also grown for Christmas Trees. It is
a very important tree within forests throughout Europe. The
wood is widely used in carpentry and papermaking.
List of Spruces:|
(Picea pungens), bluish needles, conical shape, dislikes chalky soil
Dwarf Alberta White Spruce (Picea Glauca 'Conica'), dwarf conifer, light green soft needles in spring and grey green in winter, wide conical shape
Serbian Spruce, is easily recognised with its narrow weeping shape. Its fruits are conical
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), green and silvery grey needles, wide shape
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