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Frohburg Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Frohburg'

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Frohburg Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Frohburg') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Picea abies 'Frohburg'

Picea abies 'Frohburg'

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  8 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 short, fine needles on gracefully flowing branches that are tight to the trunk; habit is dependent on training and form is quite variable; an excellent landscape accent

Ornamental Features

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

Landscape Attributes

Frohburg Norway Spruce is a dense 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.

Frohburg Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Frohburg Norway Spruce will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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.

 
 
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