Picea pungens 'Arcuata' / arched Colorado spruce

Picea pungens 'Arcuata' is a large, upright selection of Colorado spruce with widely spaced whorls of upward arching branches that carry gray-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 15 feet (4 - 5 m) tall and 2-thirds as wide, an annual growth rate of 12 inches (30 cm) or more.

This cultivar originated in the early 1900s as a unique tree growing on the grounds of the estate of Count Detloff von Schwerin in Wendisch-Wilmendorf, Germany. It is highly unlikely that one can find this obscure cultivar anywhere in the nursery trade.