Picea abies 'Pyramidalis Robusta'

Picea abies 'Pyramidalis Robusta' is a slow-growing, compact, broadly conical selection of Norway spruce with lower branches growing horizontally, while the upper branches are strongly fastigiate. It is distinguishable within the 'Pyramidata' group through its conspicuously thick and prominent vegetative buds in winter. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 20 to 28 inches (50 – 70 cm) tall and 14 inches (35 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 – 7.5 cm).

It cannot be said with any certainty that this cultivar still exists in cultivation. In 1891, German horticulturalist/dendrologist, Ludwig Beissner formally described it in Handbuch der Nadelholzkunde (Manual for Conifer Enthusiasts).