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INVERSA NORWAY SPRUCE
Picea abies 'Inversa'

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Photo Locations: Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Northern Europe.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Conical, Weeping Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 40 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Needle, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

Persistent, Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.

Bark Red Brown, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 6 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Coastal Good.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Mites, Insect Galls, Bagworm, Scales and Borer, Canker and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Screen.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Picea abies 'Inversa' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/picea-abies-inversa >

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