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Picea abies 'Excelsa Prostrata'

Prostrate Norway Spruce

Plant Features:

Category: Evergreen

  • Moderate grower.
  • Can be staked to desired height, then allowed to weep.
  • Will tolerate some clay soils.
  • Good resistance to spider mites.

Height: 2-3 ft

Spread: 10-12 ft

Hardiness Zone: 3


  • Evergreen
  • Ground Cover


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Weeping
  • Spreading

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained


Cones are large at 4-6inches, and pendulous on this hardy and versatile evergreen.  Norway spruce and cultivars retain lower foliage longer than either blue or white spruce.  Can be staked and then allowed to weep making Excelsa Prostrata Spruce an excellent container specimen, or an unusual groundcover.

Prostrate Norway Spruce in the landscape.

Prostrate Norway Spruce in the landscape.