Picea abies 'Farnsburg' / Farnsburg Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Farnsburg' is dwarf pendulous or ground covering selection of Norway spruce with shorter-than-typical, light green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will be staked to desired height and develop of 3 foot (1 m) wide skirt, increasing in size generally outwardly at a rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm) per year. Buchholz nursery of Gaston, Oregon describes it as being more refined than the ubiquitous 'Inversa.'

This cultivar originated as a seedling of 'Inversa' selected in the mid 1970s by R. Haller of Aarburg Switzerland.

Picea abies 'Farnsburg' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Farnsburg' — a mature specimen in a private garden.
Photo by Bill Barger