Picea abies 'Lübecensis' / Norway spruce of Lübeck

Picea abies 'Lübecensis' is a relatively slow-growing, narrow, symmetrically upright, tree-form of Norway spruce with rigid, straight branching and fine, short needles that flush golden yellow in spring, later fading to species-typical green by summer. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 to 10 feet (2 - 3 m) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 8 to 12 inches (20 - 30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the late 1800s by W. Rose of Lübeck, Germany.

Picea abies 'Lübecensis' in a private garden in Estonia.
Photo by Irēna Rožkalna
Picea abies 'Lübecensis' — a young potted plant plus foliage closeup in a commercial nursery in The Netherlands.
Photo by Edwin Smits