Picea abies 'Jessy' / Jessy Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Jessy' is a miniature selection of Norway spruce, a true gem for the dwarf conifer enthusiast. Abundant, itty-bitty buds accent a dense load of little needles that cover many mini-branches on this tiny plant. Typical rate of growth is around 0.5 inch (1 cm) per year, more outward than upward. After 25 years, the original plant is less than 2 feet (60 cm) wide.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1982 at the Iseli Nursery, Boring, Oregon. The plant is named in honor of legendary plantsman, Thom De Lange of The Netherlands, who named it for one of his grandchildren.

Attribution from: Iseli Nursery, inc. website.

Picea abies 'Jessy' at the Jean Iseli Memorial Garden, Boring, Oregon. This is quite likely the original plants.
Photo by David Olszyk