Picea abies 'Highlandia' / Highlandia Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Highlandia' is a slow-growing, dwarf selection of Norway spruce with symmetrical, slightly ascending branches and fine, Blue-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 feet (1 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

This cultivar originated as a unique specimen selected and named in the early 1900s at Highland Park Arboretum, Rochester, New York, USA. Arthur Daniel Slavin, from the Rochester Bureau of Parks, first described it in botanical literature in 1926.

Picea abies 'Highlandia' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Longwood Gardens website
Picea abies 'Highlandia' — an old specimen at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Photo by Longwood Gardens Website