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Cultural Details for Picea abies 'Pendula'

Common Name:
Weeping Norway Spruce

Growth Rate:
Medium to Fast

Average Mature Height:
Variable, needs to be trained to desired height

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Monoecious, male flowers axillary and infrequent with female flowers being terminal and reddish pink in color

Fruit Details:
4-6" long cones, 1.5-2" wide, pendulous, purple green in youth, maturing to light brown

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Thin on young trees, with age becoming thick with small, thin, gray-brown, flaking surface scales

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Succeptible to red spider mite, spruce gall aphid, budworm, and borers.

Native Habitat:
Northern and Central Europe

Other Features:
A commanding specimen tree with graceful pendulous side branchlets giving the tree an overall soft weeping habit with age.

Culture and Care:
Transplant balled and burlapped, best in moist, sandy, acid, well-drained soils, but can be planted on most average soils with adequate moisture in full sun.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.