Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers moist, sandy soils. Will tolerate light shade and clay soils.
This Norway spruce cultivar is a dwarf needled evergreen shrub which has a dense, flat, globose, bun or cushion-like habit. New growth needles are light green, turning to a glossy, dark green with age. Typically grows slowly (3" per year) to 12" tall and 18-24" wide, but may occasionally reach 2' tall and 2-3' wide. A sport of Picea abies 'Nidiformis' (bird's nest spruce).