Picea abies 'Well's Green Globe' / Wells Green Globe Norway spruce

Picea abies 'Wells Green Globe' is a compact dwarf, globose selection of Norway spruce with dense, symmetrical, somewhat layered branches and medium green foliage. Older plants will develop a bit of apical dominance, becoming densely conical after 15-20 years. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 to 4 feet (1 - 1.3 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 5 inches (7.5 - 12 cm).

This cultivar originated in the late 1970s at Wells Nursery, Mt. Vernon, Washington, USA. Robert L. Fincham of Coenosium Gardens promoted it, making it more available in the nursery trade.

Picea abies 'Wells Green Globe' — an old specimen at Bickelhaupt Arboretm, Clinton, Iowa.
Photo by Bill Barger
Picea abies 'Wells Green Globe' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger