Picea abies 'Typner' / Typner Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Typner' is a miniature, pyramidal selection of Norway spruce with dense branching and very short, finely textured, medium green needles. After 10 years, a mature specimen will only measure around 10 inches (25 cm) tall and 6 inches (15 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of less than 1 inch (2.5 cm). 'Typner' is one of the slowest growing plants in this species. Brent Markus, owner of Conifer Kingdom Nursery, Silverton, Oregon calls it, "tiny and delightful!"

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the early 2000s by Antonín Papež in the Czech Republic.

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Picea abies 'Typner' — a seven-year-old plant at Glacier's End Arboretum, Olympia, Washington.
Photo by David Olszyk

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