Royal Splendor® Norway Spruce -- Picea abies ‘Noel' (RFM-44)

Description:

spruceNeedles_closeupStriking evergreen landscape specimen characterized by a narrower, upsweeping branch angle with brighter emerald-green needle color.

Hardiness:

USDA hardiness zone 3-7

Mature Size:

Height: 40'
Spread: 25'

Form (Shape):

Narrowly-pyramidal habit.

Growth Rate:

Medium to fast (especially in youth).

Foliage:

Bright green, semi glossy needles year round, devoid of drooping, pendulous tertiary branchlets, which typify this species.

Texture:

Medium

Flower:

Monoecious, male flowers are infrequent, female flowers are terminal in crown and ruby-red.

Fruit:

3 - 5" cylindrical cone, light brown at maturity.

Special Features:

Upright narrowly-pyramidal branching.

Light Preferences:

Full sun to very light shade.

Soil Preferences:

Performs best in well-drained soil and is tolerant of higher pH soils.

Propagation:

Side grafting or semi-hardwood cuttings.

Ornamental Attributes:

Royal Splendor® is an outstanding ornamental selection of Norway Spruce with brighter green foliage and perfect narrowly-pyramidal growth habit.

Landscape Attributes:

Recommended as a landscape specimen tree in more open areas or as a nice upright screening tree. Royal Splendor® Norway Spruce maintains a narrowly-pyramidal form which is not typical of the species which typically develops drooping pendulous tertiary branchlets when mature. This is not the typical Norway Spruce to hide in a windbreak.

Comments:

Deer resistant.

Patent Status:

U.S. Trademark registered – Royal Splendor®

Licensing Status:

This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.

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