Picea abies 'Arnold Dwarf' / Arnold Dwarf Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Arnold Dwarf' is a dwarf, conical selection of Norway spruce with dense symmetrical branches and medium green foliage. With age, the branches will open up and become more open, leaving it less special than when younger. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 2 feet (60 cm) tall and 18 inches (40 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the 1960s by Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Picea abies 'Arnold Dwarf' — an older specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Michael Pascoe
Picea abies 'Arnold Dwarf' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Michael Pascoe
Picea abies 'Arnold Dwarf' — a young plant in a commerical nursery stock yard.
Photo by Wasatch Shadows Nursery
Picea abies 'Arnold Dwarf' — with age, older plants start to loosen up.
Photo by Rich Eyre