Norway Spruce (Picea abies) NON-NATIVE
known evergreen is better known as the Christmas Tree. It was introduced from
mainland Europe into Britain.
100 to 200
ft tall (30-60 metres in its native habitat) with 4 angled, flattened, stiff
needles, which are dark green,
four sided and pointed are 0.5 to 1 inch long (1.2-2.5cm)
has large cones, 4 to 7 inches long (10-18cm) and irregularly toothed, stiff
They are stalkless and are shed intact. Cones are produced when they reach 30 to 40 years of age and are one of the
favoured food sources for the native red squirrel.
Similar to sitka spruce - used in the construction industry, packaging, pallets
and paper making (pulp).