Picea abies 'Fähndrich' / Fähndrich Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Fähndrich' is a flattened globose selection of Norway spruce with uniform, spreading branching and short, bright-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and somewhat wide, an annual growth rate of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or less.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the late 1970s by Walter Fähndrich while broom hunting in his home town of Menzingen Switzerland. Günter Horstmann nursery of Schneverdingen, Germany first introduced it to the nursery trade in 1983.

Picea abies 'Fähndrich' — a fantastic, well grown specimen in a large arboretum.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Fähndrich' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger