Picea abies, the Norway spruce or European spruce is the tree of choice for many of us at Christmas and has been used as far back at C1500 as a decorative Christmas tree.
A tree of history and tradition, the evergreen Spruce has long been associated with thanks and celebration and every year the city of Oslo donates a large Norway Spruce to London, symbolises their gratitude for help and aid received during the second World War.
A fast-growing, dense conifer, up to 30m tall, the Norway spruce is narrowly conical when young becoming broader with age and mature trees provide a valuable habitat for a variety of wildlife so by growing one, you definitely do your bit for the environment!
Plants can be grown in a pot for a number of years and brought in over the festive period, although will eventually need to be planted out into the garden, somewhere with room to spread.
Perfect for celebrating a new home, a new member of the family, or just so the children can learn a lot about growing fun trees!
Supplied as a plug-grown sapling, 25-35cm long, ready for immediate planting.
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