Picea glauca 'Thomson' / Thomson white spruce

Broad upright plant with thick needles.

1987 - Introduced as a graft from a witches' broom found in Thomson, IL. The original broom was found by Randy Dykstra and Chub Harper. The original broom was a unique hanging broom that occurred as a single at the end of a branch. The broom broke off in 1991 because of a heavy snow load.

Picea glauca (Thomson) WB The Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers located at Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton, MI. Photo taken August of 2005.
Photo by Dax Herbst