Norway spruce trees are rather tall and somewhat narrow. Norway spruce make an interesting addition to the landscape and are found primarily in the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada.
- Alternate Common Name: None
- Average Height: Norway spruce is a medium to large tree with a conical form capable of reaching over 120 feet tall, with horizontal to upward sweeping branches that often droop branchlets.
- Average Width: Norway spruce trees have an average spread of 25-30 feet.
- Leaf Description: Norway spruce trees have evergreen needles that are stiff, 1/2 to 1 inch long, 4-angled, but somewhat flattened, with a sharp pointed tip. Needle color is shiny deep green. Each needle borne on a raised, woody peg (sterigma).
- Bark Description: Norway spruce bark is red-brown and scaly, later turning gray with flaking scales or plates.
- Twig Description: Slender to medium in size, lacking hair, shiny orangish brown; needles are borne on woody pegs; buds with very loose, orange-brown scales (resembles a rose).
- Flowering: Monoecious; males yellow-brown in large groups; females upright, purple.
- Needle or Broadleaf: Needle bearing