Picea glauca 'Jake Harrison' / Jake Harrison white spruce

Picea glauca 'Jake Harrison' is a slow growing, dwarf, conical selection of White spruce with stiff, irregular, open branching; and short, densely held, light Blue needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 18 inches (30 - 45 cm) tall and 8 to 10 inches (20 - 30 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 - 4 cm).

This cultivar is notorious for being somewhat difficult to propagate and as such is very difficult to locate in the nursery trade. It is thought to have been introduced by Stanley & Sons nursery of Boring, Oregon who is said to have first received it from Weston Nurseries in Massachusetts. However, at the moment is remains officially of unknown origin.

Picea glauca 'Jake Harrison' at the Stanley and Sons display garden in Boring, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk