Picea glauca 'Metzger' / Metzger white spruce

Picea glauca 'Metzger' is a miniature globe with bluish silver foliage. Grows very similar to Picea abies 'Little Gem'.

This witch's broom was found by Charlie Hunter growing at the Metzger residence in Clinton, IA. in 1989. The broom and mother tree were moved to the Heartland Collection at the Bicklehaupt Arboretum, Clinton, IA. in the fall of 1989.

Picea glauca (Metzger) This photo was taken on 3/14/2003 in the Heartland Collection at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum, Clinton, IA. This plant is a direct graft from the original broom and is 9 years of age on this date.
Photo by Chub Harper