Picea orientalis 'Mount Vernon'

aka Minima Wells

Picea orientalis 'Mt. Vernon' is a very slow-growing, dwarf form of Caucasian Spruce. Its glossy needles are very dark green, branching is tight and regular, structure is squatty, wide and nest shaped when young, later becoming more upright and conical with age. It's typical annual growth is 2-3 inches, producing a small tree 2.5 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide after 10 years.

Wells Nursery of Mount Vernon, Washington introduced this fine cultivar in 1972. Its neat, tidy appearance and formal structure make it appropriate for any medium sized to large landscape.

Picea abies 'Mount Vernon' at the ACS Reference Garden, Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR 2013
Photo by David Olszyk
Picea orientalis 'Mt. Vernon' at Edwin Smits Nursery, Volkel, The Netherlands
Photo by Edwin Smits