Extreme Norway spruce?

acer(6b western NC)May 12, 2014

I'm thinking about what to plant on a piece of family land. The site gets mostly full sun on deep, somewhat sandy river-bottom soil, and it's in the western piedmont/foothills of North Carolina, zone 7. Could a Norway spruce (Picea abies) survive and thrive there, or are the mountains the only place for them in my state?
I love hemlock, but too much of a pest problem.

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beng(z6 western MD)

Norway spruce is very adaptable. No trouble at all in the NC piedmont -- may do OK even on the coastal plain.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 8:43AM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

Norway Spruce defies its native range in adaptability. I'd think it will do just fine. I've seen healthy ones in Atlanta, IIRC.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 11:01AM
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