What you’d get if you breed a Norway Spruce with a pencil; the Columnar Norway Spruce adds a touch of timeless elegance and vertical drama to any landscape. Its striking narrow form and dense, weeping branches create a stunning natural pillar of green.

What You Need To Know:

  • Appearance: Narrow, upright column with graceful weeping branches, creating a dense, cascading form. Dark green needles.
  • Size:
    • Height: 20-30 feet at maturity
    • Spread: 6-10 feet.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast.
  • Lifespan: With good care, Norway Spruce can live for 100+ years.
  • Light Requirements: Prefers full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil: Adaptable but thrives in slightly acidic, well-drained soil.
  • Water: Prefers regular moisture when young. Drought-tolerant once established.
  • Hardiness Zones: USDA Zones 3-7.

Interesting Extras

  • Tallest in Europe: Norway Spruces (not solely the columnar variety) can reach staggering heights, making them some of the tallest trees in Europe.
  • Important Timber Source: Their wood has been used throughout history for construction, papermaking, and even the soundboards of musical instruments.
  • Christmas Trees: The classic Norway Spruce is a popular Christmas tree choice in some regions.


Interested In Adding This Unique Tree To Your Property?

Contact Edmonton Arborist and our expert tree planting team will bring and install your very own Columnar Norway Spruce!

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