Picea abies 'Falcato-viminalis'

Picea abies 'Falcato-viminalis' is a robust, fast-growing selection of Norway spruce with upcurved serpentine branching, strictly pendulous branchlets and thick, sickle-shaped, dark-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 7.5 feet (2.5 m) tall and 4.5 feet (1.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 10 inches (25 cm).

'Falcato-viminalis' is an old cultivar, known to exist in arboretums and large collections since the early 1900s. German botanist, Fritz Kurt Alexander von Schwerin (1856–1934) first described this cultivar in botanical literature in 1919 in Mitteilung Deutsche Dendrologie, vol. 27 (Encyclopedia of German Trees).

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Picea abies 'Falcato-viminalis' in a large arboretum in Latvia.

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