Picea abies 'Kámon' / Kámon Norway spruce

Picea abies Kámon is a slow-growing, broad, irregular-globose selection of Norway spruce with nice, thick, Blue-green needles that are radially arranged along reddish stems. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 1.5 feet (45 cm) tall and 3 feet (90 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the early 1950s on a specimen of Picea abies 'Cranstonii' at the Kámoni Arboretum in Szombathely, Hungary by István Bánó and Elemér Barabits.

Picea abies 'Kámon' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Kámon' — a young plant in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Kámon' — a mature plant in a Hungarian pinetum.
Photo by Zoltán Lukács