Picea glauca 'Pyramidalis Compacta'

Picea glauca 'Pyramidalis Compacta' is a relatively slow-growing, narrowly pyramidal selection of White spruce with an attractive uniform upright branching structure and soft-textured bluish green foliage. Typical rate of growth for most areas is 3 to 6 inches (7.5 - 15 cm) per year. After 10 years in the landscape, one can expect a mature tree to be 4.5 feet (1.5 m) tall and half as wide. This is a very tidy, formal looking plant.

The origin of this cultivar is unknown, but seems to have appeared first in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. However, for the latinized cultivar name to be considered valid, 'Pyramidalis Compacta' would have to have originated prior to 1959.

Picea glauca 'Pyramidalis Compacta' at the Smits Pinetum, Lottum, The Netherlands.
Photo by Edwin Smits