Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Pendula' Pinaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial


Mullestein Winter Garden

Source of plant

Plantasia, John Vermeulen & Son Inc.


Pendula' can only be considered a collective name since plants bearing this name are quite variable. Included here are plants with tall, straight stems and vertically pendulous branches, as well as those withcurving or twisted trunks and dense, more or less, vertically hanging, or downward sloping branches. First discovered and introduced by Briot, Trianon, Versailles, France, in 1835 (DS 8). A rather heterogeneous group including plants with pendulous branches to some degree or another. Included here are 'Formanek', 'Inversa', 'Pendula', 'Pendula Major', 'Pendula Mostrosa', and 'Reflexa' (DS 9).

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

invasive, growth habit, winter interest, large conifer