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Picea abies 'Wills Zwerg' (Norway Spruce)

Norway Spruce 'Wills Zwerg', Wills Zwerg Norway Spruce, Picea abies 'Obergärtner Bruns', Picea abies 'Will’s Dwarf'


Picea abies 'Wills Zwerg' (Norway Spruce) is a dwarf, compact, upright conical, evergreen conifer adorned with short, stiff, bright green needles. A slow grower, 2-3 in. per year (5-7 cm), this is a great addition to any garden settings, including small gardens.

  • Grows up to 2 ft. tall (60 cm) and 16 in. wide (40 cm) after 10 years, 5-10 ft. tall (150-300 cm) and 3-6 ft. wide (90-180 cm) after several decades.
  • Performs best in full sun in slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions, it tolerates dry sites and wind. Generally prefers cool climates and will struggle in hot and humid climate areas. Tolerant of air pollution.
  • Perfect as a distinctive specimen plant in the sunny border or rock garden.
  • Watch for adelgids, aphids and conifer red spider mite. Easy to grow and easy to care for.
  • No pruning required.
  • Propagate by grafting or semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Picea abies species is native to Europe.
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Picea - Spruces
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 10' (60cm – 3m)
Spread 1' – 6' (30cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Picea - Spruces
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 10' (60cm – 3m)
Spread 1' – 6' (30cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Traditional Garden

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