Picea abies 'Hunneberg' / Hunneberg Norway spruce

<em>Picea abies</em> 'Hunneberg' is a miniature, irregular-globose selection of Norway spruce with spiny medium green needles growing on disparate branching — many branches are of normal, albeit short, structure while others grow only to resemble needled stubs. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure only about 8 inches (20 cm) high and 12 inches (30 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of less than 1 inch (2.5 cm).
This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found by Brita Johansson, of Vargon, Sweden. It is named for the Hunneberg, a Swedish mountain just east of Vänersborg and Trollhättan, Sweden where the Johannsons undoubtedly found the broom.
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Picea abies 'Hunneberg' is a miniature, irregular-globose selection of Norway spruce with spiny medium green needles growing on disparate branching — many branches are of normal, albeit short, structure while others grow only to resemble needled stubs. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure only about 8 inches (20 cm) high and 12 inches (30 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of less than 1 inch (2.5 cm). This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found by Brita Johansson, of Vargon, Sweden. It is named for the Hunneberg, a Swedish mountain just east of Vänersborg and Trollhättan, Sweden where the Johannsons undoubtedly found the broom.
Picea abies 'Hunnberg' — a nice, mature plant.
Photo by Bill Barger

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