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Bird's Nest Spruce

Slow-growing, needle-leaved evergreen shrub with fine foliage and a flat spread, resembling a "bird's nest." Very effective as an accent, specimen or foundation plant. Also suitable in rock gardens. Deer resistant. Prefers moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil.

Companion Plants

Bearberry Cotoneaster


Japanese Maple

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Bird's Nest Spruce

  • Botanical name

    Picea abies

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 3 (-40°F) to USDA Zone 7 (0°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    2-5' (0.5-1.5 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    In spring

  • Water

    1-2 times per week

  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Provide enough water in fall, before freeze

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Kathryn G.'s collection
  • Kendra V.'s collection
  • Samantha M.'s collection