Norway Spruce - Picea abies Pine Family (Pinaceae)

Like most spruce trees the Norway spruce prefers a cooler climate. This species will grow faster than some of the other spruce, but it is not as desired as some of the others. It works well as a windbreak or a buffer and has moderate tolerance to urban conditions. It can be a wonderful specimen tree for a yard or park.1

This tree will be used by birds, moths, and some small mammals.1

The four-sided smooth needles have a pointed tip and are 1/2″-1″ long. The cones are cylindrical, 4-6″ long and purplish-green, changing to light brown as they ripen.2