Medium to Fast
Acidic, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained
Norway spruce trees support a wide variety of wildlife. They are important as winter cover for deer and small game including grouse, hare and woodcock. Song birds and fur bearers also frequent these forest types. Norway spruce also makes a good roosting tree for hawks and owls.
The Norway spruce hails from Europe. And while this species does grow in Norway, the name is a bit of a misnomer. This tree grew in Eurasia, the Black Forest and other parts of the continent long before making its way to Norway around 500 B.C.
As people emigrated, they often brought trees with them from the Old Country to plant as ornamentals on new homesteads.