Thursday, October 26, 2006

Norway Spruce, and Other Evergreen Trees

We don’t see nearly enough evergreens here at Arboreality since I left Washington State. Today, I thought I’d share one of the more prominent evergreens here at the farm: the Norway spruce (Picea abies).

You might remember me sharing the Norway spruces with you last winter, when I fell in love with their beautiful cones! We have a few enormous Norway spruces growing around here, which, along with the Eastern white pines, are some of the primary evergreens at the farm.

With all the deciduous trees losing leaves, the conifers get to take their turn in the spotlight. There are other evergreens around here which I have yet to identify... I'll have to make that a winter project!

And then, of course, there’s our up-and-coming Christmas tree from last year, the Oriental spruce (Picea orientalis). I can’t wait to find out what we’re going to plant this year. I have my heart set on an Eastern hemlock, but we’re mostly limited by what live, healthy evergreens we can find at the garden shop at Christmas time.

What are your favorite evergreens? Ooooh… it’s so hard to pick just one!


  1. That Norway Spruce is quite the looker!

  2. What a gorgeous pine tree.

  3. I have five large norway spruce and I really dislike them. They are hell to garden under and around.


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