Fast grower at 8-10" per year.
Bright green new growth, ages to dark blue-green.
Holds shape well even under heavy snow loads.
Height: 20-30 ft
Spread: 6-10 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3
Attributes: Mass Planting, Fast Growing, Low Maintenance, Border or Bed, Cold Tolerant
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Foliage Color: Green
Habit: Columnar, Upright
Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-Drained, Sandy loam, or clay
Comments: Cupressina is much bluer than Norway Spruce; adding to it's appeal as a specimen plant. It's tight branching habit makes it easy to maintain. This Columnar Spruce is useful in groupings, as a windbreak, or close to a walkway, home, or patio. Very hardy. Found in the Thuringian Forest of Germany before 1904. Low Maintenance.
Columnar Norway Spruce
Picea abies 'Cupressina'
Chris with a row of Cupressina in the OPN arboretum.
Sarah with a #10 pot Cupressina at OPN