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Picea abies 'Nidiformis'/Bird's Nest Spruce

Picea abies 'Nidiformis' / Picea abies 'Nidiformis'
Low growing spruce that reminds one of a birds nest with its center depression surrounded by foliage
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Low growing spruce that reminds one of a birds nest with its center depression surrounded by foliage

A closer view of foliage

Large, mature specimen

A specimen shrub in an Upstate New York Arboretum

A handsome trio in an Alaskan garden

Close view of a mature specimen

Used as accent or specimen plant in Alaska

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Scientific Name: Picea abies 'Nidiformis'
Common Name: Bird's Nest Spruce
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: A shrub with a single depression in the center and symmetrical give this cultivar its name. The center depression makes the shrub, with its surrounding it, resembles a bird's nest. In winter, its evergreen foliage give life to a northern garden.