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Picea abies Norway spruce

Norway Spruce
Picea abies
Family: PINACEAE

Norway spruce is native throughout Europe extending eastward from Norway through Poland and south through the Alps. A highly cultivated tree (150+ varieties), it can be distinguished from our native Engelmann spruce by its larger cone size (largest of all spruces!) and the soft texture of its needles (can you feel it?). In Europe, the Norway spruce is a popular Christmas tree.