Picea abies 'Pumila' / Dwarf Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Pumila' is an attractive and popular dwarf selection of Norway spruce with widely spreading dense branching and bright, grass-green needles. Upper branches tend to direct themselves upward forming a mound or central cone with age. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 inches (25 cm) high and 4 feet (1.3 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 5 inches (7.5 - 12.5 cm).

'Pumila' is an old standby in the nursery trade, seen in cultivation since the mid 1800s. R. Smith of the United Kingdom first described it in botanical literature in 1874.

Picea abies 'Pumila' — a photo record donated by Richard and Susan Eyre. Woodstock, Illinois.
Photo by Richard Eyre, Rich's Foxwillow Pines
Picea abies 'Pumila' in a private garden in Kansas, October 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Picea abies 'Pumila' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger