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Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Sherwood Compact'

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Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Sherwood Compact') at Bachman's Landscaping

Picea abies 'Sherwood Compact'

Picea abies 'Sherwood Compact'

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Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Sherwood Compact') at Bachman's Landscaping

Picea abies 'Sherwood Compact' foliage

Picea abies 'Sherwood Compact' foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 12 feet

Spread: 5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 4

Other Names: Norwegian Spruce


Fresh green needles and a dense habit make this slow growing dwarf evergreen a great choice for the garden or border; features a narrow conical shape and strongly ascending branches; a superior choice for its vigor and hardiness

Ornamental Features:

Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce has green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a shapely oval form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Plant Characteristics:

Sherwood Compact Norway Spruce will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing Screening Garden
Texture Plant Form Winter Value
Ornamental Features