Bird’s Nest Spruce

General Information

Birds Nest Spruce is a slow growing dwarf cultivar of picea abies which is commonly known as Norway spruce.  The branches ascend somewhat giving the bush the appearance of a flattened sphere.  The name Bird’s Nest comes from the slight depression or ‘nest’ in the middle of the top of the mature bush. Great choice for a rock garden or foundation planting.  Can be grown as a border or in a container. Attractive as a specimen shrub.

Additional Information

Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’ grows best in Full Sun. It will grow 2-3′ tall with a similar spread.  Plant in zones 3 to 7. Tolerates air pollution.  Deer tolerant.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in average, well drained soil.  No serious insect or disease problems. Canker, wood decay, needle cast and rust may be problems. Aphids, bagworms and mites are possible pests. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

Additional information






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Mature Width 2 to 3 feet
Mature Height 2 to 3 feet
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 3 to 7

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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