Picea abies 'Goblin' / Goblin Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Goblin' is a compact slow growing selection of Norway spruce with stiff, dense branching holding thin, bright-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 feet (1 m) tall and 28 inches (70 cm) wide, an average growth rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the mid-1980s by Herman Geers of Boskoop, The Netherlands.

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Picea abies 'Goblin' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Goblin' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger

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