Picea pungens 'Tiffin' / Tiffin Colorado spruce

Picea pungens 'Tiffin' is a slow growing, spreading dwarf selection of Colorado spruce with attractive Blue foliage. After 10 years of growth, a specimen will be mature at 4 feet (1.3 m) wide and only 12 inches (30 cm) tall, a rate of growth of 4 inches (10 cm) per year, significantly more outward than upward. It should be noted that snow load may cause branch breakage, so clear off accumulated snow off after a major snowfall.

This cultivar presumably originated as a seedling selected and registered in 1976 by Kenneth V. Tiffin of Midhurst, Ontario, Canada and introduced to the nursery trade by L.L. Solly & Sons, Ltd, Scarborough, Ontario.

Picea pungens 'Tiffin' growing in USDA Zone 5b, northwestern Pennsylvania, USA.
Photo by William Dunagin