Picea sitchensis 'Pevé Wiesje'

Picea sitchensis 'Pevé 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 in the late 1990s by Piet Vergeldt of Lottum, The Netherlands, and introduced shortly thereafter by his namesake nursery.

Picea sitchensis 'Pevé Wiesje' in the Jean Iseli Memorial Garden, Boring, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk