Columnar Norway Spruce
Columnar Norway Spruce
Columnar Norway Spruce
Columnar Norway Spruce

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 25-30' tall
  • Mature Width: 10-12' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 10-12' apart


  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Columnar Norway Spruce

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Picea abies 'Cupressina'

Regular price $825.00
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Why the Columnar Norway Spruce?

Columnar Norway Spruce will stand like a sentinel near your front door, pool, or patio, giving structure and solidity to the landscape and providing a deep green counterpoint to other plants' brighter flowers and foliage. This low-maintenance evergreen tree always looks polished and maintains its crisp, clean, columnar outline without you ever having to touch a pair of sheers. A single-file row of these Columnar Spruces marching along your fenceline also makes a handsome and dignified declaration of your property border - the vertical spires rising straight and tall like Cypresses in a formal Italian garden.

Because Norway Spruce is native to Europe, it’s not surprising that many of the dozens of selections of this species originated there—some of them quite a long time ago. Columnar Norway Spruce was discovered in Germany over 100 years ago. Its official name, ‘Cupressina,’ refers to its resemblance to the Cypress Tree (whose Latin name is Cupressus). If you squint, you might imagine that Columnar Norway Spruce could be mistaken for the slim Italian Cypresses that dot Mediterranean hillsides. Certainly, it’s as formal in appearance—yet a whole lot hardier.

How to use in the landscape?

Basically a really skinny version of the traditional Norway Spruce - it only gets 10' wide! A perfect evergreen for those small, tight spaces in urban settings or a spot in the garden that still needs SOMETHING! Consider using Columnar Norway Spruce as a natural privacy screen or windbreak.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 3-7

    Mature Height: 25-30' tall

    Mature Width: 10-12' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 10-12 apart

How To Plant

Columnar Norway Spruce asks for few inputs from you. It won’t stand for wet feet, so water must drain away. Given this, and full sun, it’s a cinch to grow. No serious pests bother it, and even deer have to be mighty hungry before they’ll touch it. Compared to other evergreen trees, Norway Spruce has an especially dark green color, which sets off bright spring bloomers like magnolias, redbuds, and cherries beautifully. Make it the soothing neutral background to the colorful play of other plants’ blossoms and fall foliage.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size A and larger, will take approximately 14 – 28 days to be delivered. - Size AA &AAA will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on AA, A, B, C and larger scale. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes A and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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