The Norway Spruce is not a Larch, but it does make a rather pretty Christmas tree. While the needle retention is not particularly good -- you should wear slippers when around the tree so you don't get sharp needles in your tootsies -- its greyish-green color is a more subdued and noble looking holiday decoration. The best way to get one for Christmas is to go out and cut your own and immediately put it in water, making sure to check it twice a day since it is a thirsty tree.
It's a slower growth tree, taking around eight years to reach six to seven feet tall. The needles are around an inch long and rectangular in shape instead of flat. If the tree has cones they hang down instead of standing upright on the tree limbs. The Norway Spruce can be recycled and makes a good ground cover mulch.
Iron Noder 2017