Picea abies 'Loreley' / Loreley Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Loreley' is a slow-growing, pendulous selection of Norway spruce with a bowed central leader, dense branching and dull-green foliage. Unless staked, the lead shoot will eventually reach the ground, becoming a ground cover. This conifer will only grow to the height at which it is staked. Terminal shoots increase at a yearly rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected, named and introduced in 1975 at F.J. Grootendorst & Sons Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.

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Picea abies 'Loreley' — a mature specimen in early spring at a retail nursery in Latvia.
Photo by Dalss & co. Nursery
Picea abies 'Loreley' — a mature specimen in early spring at a retail nursery in Latvia.
Photo by Dalss & co. Nursery
Picea abies 'Loreley' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Dalss & co. Nursery
Picea abies 'Loreley' — a mature specimen at Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio; 2001 accession.
Photo by Dawes Arboretum Explorer

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