Picea abies 'Pustertal' / Pustertal Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Pustertal' is a narrow upright, strictly weeping selection of Norway spruce with species-typical medium green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm). It's vigorous growth will produce a flat "skirt" of foliage at ground level as wide as the tree is tall.

Günther Horstmann of Schneverdingen, Germany is thought to have found the original plant growing in Nature in Pustertal, South Tryol, Austria in the 1970s, later introducing it to the nursery trade through his family nursery.

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Picea abies 'Pustertal' — an historic photo from the 1980s of what is likely one of the original propagations at the Horstmann home in Germany.
Photo by Robert. L. Fincham

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