Picea abies 'Layne's Globe' / Layne's Globe Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Layne's Globe' is a slow growing, flattened-globose selection of Norway spruce with irregular branching and medium green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 20 inches (50 cm) wide and 24 inches (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 inches (5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found by Layne Ziegenfuss, Lehighton, Pennsylvania, USA, on a specimen of P. abies 'Clanbrassiliana.'

Picea abies 'Layne's Globe' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Layne's Globe' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger