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Elegantissima Norway Spruce*

Picea abies 'Elegantissima'

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Elegantissima Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Elegantissima') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Elegantissima Norway Spruce

Elegantissima Norway Spruce

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  35 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Norwegian Spruce

Description:

An artistic accent tree for the discerning landscape, featuring gracefully trailing branches that hang pendulously; stunning yellow spring foliage; give adequate room for it to stand apart; a perfectly elegant way to define a border

Ornamental Features

Elegantissima Norway Spruce has green foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Elegantissima Norway Spruce is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Elegantissima Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Elegantissima Norway Spruce will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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