Picea abies 'Chrudim' / Chrudim Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Chrudim' is a flattened-globose, miniature selection of Norway spruce with layered, symmetrical branching and species-typical, glossy medium green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 8 inches (20 cm) tall and 20 inches (50 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in 1987 by František Borovec of Czech Republic on a specimen of P. abies 'Nana Compacta.' This conifer is named for Chrudim, a town in eastern Bohemia, in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. Stanley & Sons nursery markets this plant in the U.S. under the inaccurate name, 'Chrudim W.B.'

Picea abies 'Chrudim' — quite likely one of the original propagants in a private collection in Czech Republic.
Photo by František Borovec