These irresistibly friendly little trees are sure to invite attention from passerby’s and yard guests. A “manufactured” cultivar, the Inversa Norway is created by grafting a weeping Norway onto an dwarf upright stem, then trained to give them there distinct and compelling droopy growth pattern.

What You Need To Know:

  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun locations.
  • Soil: Thrives in slightly acidic, well-drained soil but tolerates a range of conditions.
  • Water: Moderate watering, especially when young. Can withstand some drought once established.
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed. Prune to control shape or size if desired
  • Growth Rate: 6-12″ per year
  • Lifespan: In line with typical Norway Spruce, expect a lifespan of 100+ years.
  • Mature Size: Depending on how it’s trained, it can reach heights of up to 30 feet and spreads of 10-20 feet.
  • Climate: Prefers cool climates and may struggle in areas with hot, humid summers.

Interesting Facts

  • A Twist on a Classic: This cultivar is a unique mutation of the Norway Spruce (Picea abies), bred for its distinctive weeping form.
  • Multiple Growth Habits: While known for its weeping form, some Inversa Norway Spruces may exhibit a mounding or arching growth habit. This adds variety and allows you to choose the form that best suits your design.
  • Slow Starter, Speedy Finisher: Growth can be slow in the early years, but the tree eventually picks up speed, reaching a mature size within a reasonable timeframe.


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