Picea orientalis 'Pevé Tiny Gold' / Pevé Tiny Gold Caucasian spruce

Picea orientalis 'Pevé Tiny Gold' is a miniature, flattened globose selection of Caucasian spruce with layered radiating branches and needles that flush bright gold in early spring, later darkening to species-typical dark green. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 8 inches (20 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of less than 1 inch (2.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the early 2000s on a specimen of Picea orientalis 'Golden Start' at Piet Vergeldt's nursery in Lottum, The Netherlands.

Picea orientalis 'Peve Tiny Gold' in a private garden in Olympia, Washington.
Photo by David Olszyk
Picea orientalis 'Peve Tiny Gold' — the original mother broom at the Vergeldt nursery in The Netherlands.
Photo by Henk van Kempen
Picea orientalis 'Peve Tiny Gold' — a closeup of the original mother broom at the Vergeldt nursery in The Netherlands.
Photo by Henk van Kempen

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