Skillins Plant Catalog

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Brunswick

422 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
1-800-339-8111
207-442-8111

Falmouth

89 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
1-800-244-3860
207-781-3860

Cumberland

201 Gray Rd (Route 100)
Cumberland, ME 04021
1-800-348-8498
207-829-5619

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Farnsburg Norway Spruce - New For 2019!

Picea abies 'Farnsburg'

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Farnsburg Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Farnsburg') at Skillins Greenhouse

Farnsburg Norway Spruce

Farnsburg Norway Spruce

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Norwegian Spruce

Description:

An artistic specimen or accent tree for the discerning landscape, featuring gracefully trailing branches that are draped pendulously away from the trunk; habit is dependent on training and form is quite variable; an excellent landscape accent

Ornamental Features

Farnsburg Norway Spruce has green foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Farnsburg Norway Spruce is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Farnsburg Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Farnsburg Norway Spruce will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value 
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