Picea abies 'Mauthneralm' / Mauthneralm Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Mauthneralm' is a symmetrical, flattened-globose selection of Norway spruce with dense radiating branches holding distinctive Blue-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 1 inch (2.5 cm) in all directions.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in 1996 by Franz Etzelstorfer of Pregarten, Austria. Mauthner Alm is place of worship in Austria's Kötschach-Mauthen region. This is most likely the original broom's place of discovery.

Picea abies 'Mauthneralm' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Mauthneralm' — a young specimen in early spring.
Photo by Bill Barger