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P. abies is the tallest native tree in Europe and an important constituent of Germany's Black Forest. It is planted throughout the US and has naturalized in a few places in the eastern states. The Norway spruce was once more popular as an ornamental in the US than both the blue and white spruces, being faster growing and with a more graceful growth habit. The cylindrical cones are long (4 to 7 inches), reddish-brown, and pendulous.
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