Picea abies 'Cupressina'
Common name: 
Cupressina Norway Spruce
Pronunciation: 
PI-see-a A-beez
Family: 
Pinacea
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen, narrow columnar habit, may grow about 1 ft (30 cm) per year to mature height of 30 ft (9 m) tall but only 4 ft (1.2 m) wide at the base, branches densely arranged, ascending steeply.  Leaves (needles) 12-14 mm long, dark green, somewhat bluish green in winter.  Cones 8-10 mm long, about 2.5 cm wide.
  • Sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3      Found in the Thuringian Forest of Germany before 1904.
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden - Conifer Garden
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    plant habit

  • branchlets, needles

    branchlets, needles