Picea glauca 'Cecilia' / Cecilia white spruce

Picea glauca 'Cecilia' is a Blue, dwarf spreading selection of White spruce. Foliage is silvery-Blue and radially arranged on a flat spreading plant. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 36 inches (90 cm) tall and wide, an annual rate of growth of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found along the Skippack Highway near Philadephia, Pennsylvania in the late 1970s by Greg Williams, Wolcott, Vermont. Joel Spingarn of Baldwin, New York is credited with introducing it to the nursery trade. It is sometimes seen listed in the trade as 'Skippack.' The collector should also be aware of a cultivar listed as Picea abies 'White Cecile' which is most likely the same plant.

Picea glauca 'Cecilia'' a witch's broom found by Greg Williams near Skippack Highway, northeast of Philadelphia. Globose, compact, grey-blue selection.
Photo by Iseli Nursery, Inc.
Picea glauca 'Cecilla' in a private garden in New Jersey, 2013.
Photo by Alex Ruchelman
Picea glauca 'Cecilia' 2007
Photo by Daniel Wols
Picea glauca 'Cecilia' — closeup of foliage detail. All the needles are arranged radially, even on side growth.
Photo by William Dunagin