Picea abies 'Pumila Glauca' / Dwarf Blue Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Pumila Glauca' is a broad, flattened globose selection of Norway spruce with symmetrical branches and needles with white stomata that create a glimmering, Blue-green sheen. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 feet (1 m) tall and 6 feet (2 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

'Pumila Glauca' is an old cultivar, known in large gardens and arboretums since the mid-1800s. It is of unknown origin. In 1881, British horticulturalist, James Herbert Veitch formally described it in his book, A Manual of Coniferae. "Pumila Glauca" translates into "dwarf Blue" in the Latin language

Picea abies 'Pumila Glauca' growing in a commerical nursery in Germany.
Photo by Bruns Nursery GmbH