Picea abies var. pendula
Common name: 
Weeping Norway Spruce
Pendulous Norway Spruce
Pronunciation: 
PI-see-a A-beez pen-JU-la
Family: 
Pinaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Picea abies f. pendula,
Picea abies 'Pendula'
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen tree, slow growing, with pendulous branches to some degree or another.   If staked it may reach a height of 8 ft (2.5 m) or more, with spreading, outward sweeping branches.
  • Usually used as a specimen plant.  Probably the most common cultivar of var. pendula is ‘Pendula’, which growing naturally is 45 cm high with a spread of up to 10 ft (3 m).   Other similar cultivars include ‘Formanek’, ‘Inversa’, ‘Pendula Major’,‘Pendula Monstrosa’, and ‘Reflexa’.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest corner of 11th St. and Adams Ave.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • cone and branchlets