Picea abies 'Perry's Gold' / Perry's Gold Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Perry's Gold' is a dwarf upright conical selection of Norway spruce that welcomes the spring with nice flush of bright butter-yellow new foliage. As the season progresses, the needles turn to species-typical dark green. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4 feet (1.3 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of around 4 inches (20 cm)

Arthur Perry found the original plant along a roadside in Vermont in the early 1990s. He gave scion wood to Greg Williams who propagated and named it 'Perry's Gold' in honor of Mr. Perry. Kate Brook Nursery, Vermont introduced the plant to the trade. One can find this plant occasionally seen offered for sale as Picea abies 'Perry's Golden' which is incorrect.

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Picea abies 'Perry's Gold' Photographed by David in his Kansas garden, USA during October of 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Picea abies 'Perry's Gold' Photo donation 2007.
Photo by Daniel Wols
Picea abies 'Perry's Gold' in the garden of David Stegmaier, 2013.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Picea abies 'Perry's Gold' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Perry's Gold' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger

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David Olszyk

Details of the history of this plant, courtesy of David Stegmaier and Edwin Smits were added on November 13th, 2013.