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Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

Common Name: Spruce, Bird's Nest

Tight, compact, dwarf habit making this a very versatile, low maintenance plant.  Adds texture and year round aesthetics to the landscape.  Deer resistant.  The most cold hardy evergreen that we grow. 

More About Picea abies 'Nidiformis'

  • Dwarf needle evergreen.
  • Very cold hardy.


3-5 ft


4-6 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3 to 8

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Picea abies 'Nidiformis' Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Border or Bed
  • Foundation Plant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cold Tolerant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water

Growth Habit

  • Spreading