Picea abies 'Kettle' / Kettle Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Kettle' is a flattened globose, dwarf selection of Norway spruce with spreading branches that turn upward at a angle at the tips. Foliage is radially arranged and glossy medium-green in color. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 18 inches (45 cm) tall and 24 inches (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 inches (5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom presumably found by Justin "Chub Harper." No other historical data could be located. An attractive mature specimen exists at Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio. It it not likely to exist in cultivation.

Picea abies 'Kettle' — a mature specimen in Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio; 1998 accession.
Photo by Dawes arboretum plantfinder