Bird’s Nest Spruce (Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’)

Bird's Nest Spruce (Picea abies 'Nidiformis’)
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Zones: 3 to 7
Light: Sun
Bloom Time: Foliage Only
Height: 2′ to 8′
Spread: 3′ to 12′

Bird’s Nest Spruce is a dwarf variety of the Norway spruce that gets its name from its shape.

It grows slowly to form a flattened sphere that is the perfect size for foundation plantings, rock gardens or to add some year-round structure to the front of a garden bed.

New needles come out as a bright green color that turns to gray-green as they age.

This shrub is deer resistant and very low maintenance. It only requires occasional pruning to maintain its size.

This post was originally published on January 24, 2021 but was updated with new content on June 18, 2022.