Picea abies 'Acutissima' / Acutest Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Acutissima' is a large, fast-growing selection of Norway spruce that is identical in all ways to the typical species with the exception of the needles which are exceptionally long, thin, acute and laterally compressed.

This cultivar name describes a distinct seedling found in 1879 in Stockholm Botanic Gardens, Sweden. German horticulturalist/dendrologist, Ludwig Beissner first formally described it in 1891 in Handbuch der Nadelholzkunde (Handbook of Conifer Customers). It is highly unlikely that this plant has ever been cultivated for the nursery trade. In the Latin language, "acutissima" translates into "acutest."

Pictured is a typical Picea abies no photographs of 'Acutissima' could be found anywhere.