Picea rubens 'Shane'

Picea rubens 'Shane' is a dwarf cultivar of Red Spruce. Its needles are a bright, light green and branches that will extend at a rate of 2-4 inches annually. It is an extremely dense dwarf cone and perfectly symmetrical. It has an upright form with beautiful color and will probably reach 10 feet in about 15-20 years.

Bill Journeay discovered the original plant in a forest cut-over in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2001 and named it after his son. The original is established at Kingsbrae Gardens in St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada and has been propagated by local nurseries through grafting and rooted cuttings.

This cultivar was registered through the ACS Conifer Registration program and accepted by the International Conifer Registry at the Royal Horticultural Society. William C. Journeay is officially recognized as both the originator (2001) and registrant (2011). It is currently being introduced through Corn Hill Nursery, New Brunswick, Canada.

Picea rubens 'Shane' -- the original plant at Kingsbrae Gardens, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Photo by Bill Journeay