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Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce

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Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce (Picea abies ‘Sherwood Compact’)Fresh green needles and a dense habit make this slow growing dwarf evergreen a great choice for the garden or border; features a narrow conical shape and strongly ascending branches; a superior choice for its vigor and hardiness

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
5 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Picea
Species:
abies
Cultivar:
Sherwood Compact
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
oval
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
only prune new growth
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Norwegian Spruce
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1
Density:
dense

Ornamental Features

Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its decidedly oval form. It has rich green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely oval form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

Planting & Growing

Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, 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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