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Northwest Conifers

Norway Spruce  – Picea abies

Tree


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.

Bark

Branch

Seed & Pollen cones

Seed cone



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