Latin: Picea abies
Other common names: European spruce
Mature Height/high: 125 ft. high/ 25-30 ft. spread. The Norway Spruce has fast growth rate when young, slows down with age, fairly dense when young, becoming a bit more open with age.
Soil / Climate: Very cold hardy. The Norway Spruce tolerates acidic soils well, best in well-drained, sandy soils, large trees transplant easily, prefers cooler climates, full sun.
Notes: It is used in forestry for timber and paper production, and as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens. It is also widely planted for use as a Christmas tree.
Wildlife: Winter shelter for wildlife. Squirrels will eat the buds. Spruce grouse eat the needles. The seed is eaten by a variety of woodpeckers, pheasant, and many other varieties of birds.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Norway Spruce trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Picea abies can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.