Picea abies 'Cupressina'
Columnar Norway Spruce
- Fast grower at 8-10" per year.
- Bright green new growth, ages to dark blue-green.
- Holds shape well even under heavy snow loads.
- Low maintenance.
Height: 20-30 ft
Spread: 6-10 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3
- Border or Bed
- Cold Tolerant
- Mass Planting
- Fast Growing
- Low Maintenance
- Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moist, Well-Drained
- Sandy loam, or clay
Cupressina is much bluer than Norway Spruce; adding to it's appeal as a specimen plant. It's tight branching habit makes it easy to maintain. This Columnar Spruce is useful in groupings, as a windbreak, or close to a walkway, home, or patio. Very hardy. Found in the Thuringian Forest of Germany before 1904. Low Maintenance.
Keith with a mature Cupressina in the landscape.
Chris with a row of Cupressina in the OPN arboretum.
Sarah with a #10 pot Cpuressina at Oregon Pride.