Picea abies 'Lone Tree No. 1' / Lone Tree No. 1 Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Lone Tree No. 1' is a slightly irregular, globose selection of Norway spruce with dense, clumpy branches holding short, medium-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 18 inches (45 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 1.5 inches (4.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found by Chub Harper in Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree, Iowa, USA. He described it as, "small size, low, and tight-nice."

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Picea abies 'Lone Tree No. 1' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger

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