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Picea abies 'Cupressina'

Columnar Norway Spruce

Plant Features:


Category: Evergreen

  • 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


Attributes:

  • Mass Planting
  • Fast Growing
  • Low Maintenance
  • Border or Bed
  • Cold Tolerant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Habit:

  • Upright
  • Columnar

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Sandy loam, or clay

Comments:

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.

Keith with a mature Cupressina in the landscape.

Chris with a row of Cupressina in the OPN arboretum.

Chris with a row of Cupressina in the OPN arboretum.

Sarah with a #10 pot Cpuressina at Oregon Pride.

Sarah with a #10 pot Cpuressina at Oregon Pride.