Botanical Name: Picea abies 'Pendula'
Common Name: Weeping Norway Spruce  
Plant photo of: Picea abies 'Pendula'
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Conifer, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color

Brown, Grey


Fruit Color

Brown, Green


Fruit Season

Fall, Persistent


Full, Half





Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Ranch, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Cascade, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Connon Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Weeping Norway spruce is an artful accent evergreen with weeping, spreading branches. Spring growth is a bright green, with summer needles a rich green. Typically it is grown on a stake to feature its pendulous habit; it's height depends on where it is staked, but generally from 3 to 10 feet tall and up to 10 feet wide. It can also be grown as an undulating groundcover, draping over walls and slopes.
Grow in well drained, loamy soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of clay-loam and sandy-loam soils. If pruning is required to shape, do so selectively; do not shear (see Guides).