Spruce, Norway 2-0 (Picea abies)
Norway spruce can grow 80 to 100 feet tall and spread 25 to 40 feet. It is best used as a specimen in a lawn area or as a wind break or screen, planted on 20-foot-centers. Also used for Christmas tree production. Rockefeller Center in New York City erects a Norway spruce each Christmas next to the skating rink and decorates it for the holiday season. Norway spruce tolerates most soils if moist and transplants easily if balled and burlapped or potted. Trees subjected to drought are much happier if they receive periodic irrigation although they tolerate drought well.