Picea sitchensis'Pevè Wiesje' is a dense globose dwarf selection of Sitka spruce with short, prickly silver-Blue needles on uniform, radiating branches. After 10 years in the garden, one can anticipate a specimen maturing at around 12 inches (30 cm) tall and wide, a growth rate of 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 - 4 cm) per year. This plant would be a good choice for a formal rock garden or mixed conifer planting.
This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found by Piet Vergeldt, Lottum, The Netherlands in the late 1990s and introduced by his namesake nursery shortly thereafter.
Picea sitchensis 'Pevè Wiesje' at the Jean Iseli Memorial Garden, Boring, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk