Picea abies 'Sigi' / Sigi Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Sigi' is a diminutive, irregular-globose selection of Norway spruce with assymetrical, clumpy branching and disparate forms of foliage within the plant. On some branches, the needles of are normal length and radially arranged, while others are shorter and held somewhat tightly against the stem. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 inches (15 cm) tall and 10 inches (25 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of less than 1 inch (2.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found by renowned broom hunter Franz Etzelstorfer of Pregarten Austria.

Picea abies 'Sigi' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Sigi' — a nice mature plant in a private collection.
Photo by Bill Barger