Picea abies 'Pendula Monstrosa' / Monstrous Weeping Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Pendula Monstrosa' is an irregular upright selection of Norway spruce with arching and weeping branches and heavy radially arrange, dark-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 to 8 feet (2 - 2.5 m) tall and 4.5 feet (1.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 12 inches (30 cm) or more. This conifer is superficially similar to P. abies 'Pendula Major' but has more pendulous main branches and different needle structure.

'Pendula Monstrosa' is an old cultivar in the nursery trade, first described 1909 by Ludwig Beissner in Handbuch der Nadelholzkunde.

Picea abies 'Pendula Monstrosa' — Green Industry Images, copyrighted photograph; permission granted.
Photo by Ernie Wiegand
Picea abies 'Pendula Monstrosa' — growing in the field at a Colorado tree farm.
Photo by The Tree Farm, Longmont, CO