Picea abies ‘Pendula’

Botanical Name: Picea abies ‘Pendula’

Common Name:
Weeping Norway Spruce

Plant Hardiness: Zone 3

Flower: Female flowers are borne on branch tips, pink in color, and are not ornamentally significant

Bloom Time: Early spring

Foliage: The new growth is bright green fading to a dark green needle that persists for 3 to 4 years

Fruit: 4 to 6 inch cones are brown and found on branch tips of older plants

Habit: Will act as a groundcover spreading up to 15 feet with a height based upon how much it is trained upwards or mounds on its own

Size: If given support this plant will grow 10 to 15 feet. Otherwise it will spread low to the ground

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Native Habitat: Northern and Central Europe

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Description: This pendulous form of Norway Spruce, although slow growing when small, grows into a large specimen. It can make a very interesting plant flowing over boulders in a large rock garden as it does not want to ascend unless one of the weeping leaders is trained up. Several leaders can be trained into different directions to make a rather fantastically shaped plant. A rather unusual plant, Weeping Norway Spruce could be considered, in one respect, a tree and yet could be used as a ground cover. (2 gallon – 5 years old)