Calvary Upright Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Calvary Upright'

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Calvary Upright Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Calvary Upright') at Gertens

Calvary Upright Norway Spruce

Calvary Upright Norway Spruce

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Calvary Upright Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Calvary Upright') at Gertens

Calvary Upright Norway Spruce foliage

Calvary Upright Norway Spruce foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Norwegian Spruce


An elegant cultivar with mounded branching that produces a naturally freeform appearance that is excellent as a focal point; needles are deep dark green and contrast the brown buds nicely

Ornamental Features

Calvary Upright Norway Spruce has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Calvary Upright Norway Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Calvary Upright Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Calvary Upright Norway Spruce will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Gertens Sizes and Prices

#6 container $149.99

Sizes and price subject to change. Please contact store for more information

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features