Extreme Norway spruce?
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.