Picea abies 'Cupressina' / Cupressina Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Cupressina' is a fast growing, narrow columnar tree form of Norway spruce with reasonably dense, fastigiate branching holding attractive dark green needles that assume a bluish cast in winter in colder climates. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

'Cupressina' is a plant that is not to be recommended for places prone to harsh winters, as the branches are highly prone to splaying open under a heavy load of snow or ice.

This cultivar was found 1904 as a natural mutation growing in the wild in Fambach, Thuringer Forest, Germany, by Professor Dr. Thomas.