Northwest Conifers

Norway Spruce  – Picea abies


Needles: Sharp, thin, stick out all around the twig

Cones: 4-7" long with paper-thin scales

Bark: Gray-brown scales 


Norway Spruce is a popular ornamental tree, easily recognized by its large cones, which are about twice the size of Sitka Spruce and Engelmann Spruce. The needles and bark look much like other spruces.

Where it grows: Throughout Europe, but only at higher elevations in the south.



Seed & Pollen cones

Seed cone

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