Picea abies Cupressina

Available May 1

Picea abies 'Cupressina' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Columnar Norway Spruce

'Cupressina' is a fast growing, very narrow spruce that will grow about 20 cms a year. It has bright green new growth that ages to a very attractive blue green. It holds its shape well even under heavy snow loads. It makes an excellent screen or accent plant in smaller gardens because of its slim, upright habit.

  • Height: 6.10 - 9.15 m (20-30 ft)
  • Spread: 1.8 - 3 m (6-10 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Shape: narrow upright
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow Picea abies 'Cupressina' in average, well drained soil in full sun. It is adaptable to a wide range of soil types but will not tolerate wet sites. It is very fast growing but will not require pruning to develop its columnar form.