University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/treeselector
Norway Spruce
Picea abies
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 40-60 Feet
Features: Evergreen needles; graceful, pendulous branches.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soils; prefers slightly acid soil.
Cultivars: There are numerous cultivars available, but many are dwarf, shrub-like forms rather than trees. When purchasing a cultivar, confirm the height and form of the plant.
Mature Form: Pyramidal; branches have a pendulous habit
Native To: Europe
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Use for: Screen.Screen
Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Use for: Wind Break.Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Norway Spruce is often planted in a site that does not provide adequate room for growth; not a tree for small yards.

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