Picea glauca 'Ducharme' / Ducharme white spruce

Picea glauca 'Ducharme' is a miniature- to dwarf, irregularly globose selection of White spruce with short, dense branching and very short, Blue-gray needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 to 12 inches (25 - 30 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of less than 1 inch (2.5 cm). It is said to be reasonable easy to vegetatively propagate as a cutting-grown plant. This practice also results in tighter, more attractive mature trees.

Despite this conifer's relative popularity and ease of being found in the nursery trade, it is unfortunately of unknown origin.

Picea glauca 'Ducharme' — a picture was taken in 2004 during a Conifer Society tour of the Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio.
Photo by Ken Church
Picea glauca 'Ducharme' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk
Picea glauca 'Ducharme' — an older specimen at the Flora Wonder arboretum, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk