Picea abies 'Pendula Major' / Greater Weeping Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Pendula Major' is a large, robust, broadly conical tree form of Norway spruce with spreading branches that arc upwards at the ends. Branchlets are strictly pendulous and foliage is species-typical. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 4 feet (2.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the mid-1800s by Simon-Louis Fréres Nursery, Plantieres, France. Despite being a very old part of the nursery trade, this conifer is still fairly easy to find.

Picea abies 'Pendula Major' — a mature specimen at Rich's Foxwillow Pines nursery, Woodstock, Illinois.
Photo by Rich Eyre