Picea orientalis 'Barnes'

Dwarf, globose, slow growing, dark green needles.

Bun-shaped, low-spreading, dark needled. Excellent dark green winter colour. Slow growing, 7.5-10cm per year, 1.3m × 2.4m after 20 years. Found as a witch’s broom, this is an old cultivar that was never registered but was propagated and sold in commercial numbers for many years.

Originated by Layne Ziegenfuss at his Hillside Gardens Nursery in Leighton, PA (c. 1970), introduced to the trade by him about 1980 and registered by Richard A. Larson of the Dawes Arboretum (Newark, OH) in 2011.

This cultivar was registered through the ACS Conifer Registration program and accepted by the International Conifer Registry at the Royal Horticultural Society.

Picea orientalis 'Barnes' The Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers located at Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton, MI. Photo taken August of 2005.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Picea oriientalis Barnes photographed at the Rathje garden in McCausland, IA, during the ACS 2008 National Meeting.
Photo by Dax Herbst