Pinus cembra 'Compacta Glauca' / Compact Blue Arolla pine

Pinus cembra 'Compacta Glauca' is a compact, upright-conical selection of Arolla pine with short, thick semi-fastigiate branches and fluffy, Blue-green-white needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 7.5 feet (2.5 m) tall and 4.5 feet (1.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 10 inches (25 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected around 1930 by C. Frets & Son Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands. In the Latin language, "compacta glauca" translates into "compact Blue."

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Pinus cembra 'Compacta Glauca' — a plant that was 3 years in bed and probably 4-5 years at nursery. Picture was of a tree in my yard. The picture was taken in 2001.
Photo by Ken Church
Pinus cembra 'Compacta Glauca' a plant seen in 2000 during the ACS tour in Michigan at the Harper Collection. This plant was about 25 years old at the time.
Photo by Ken Church
Pinus cembra 'Compacta Glauca' — a photo taken spring of 2003 in Moline, Illinois. This plant is estimated to be about 6 years old at the time.
Photo by Chub Harper
Pinus cembra 'Compacta Glauca' in the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers located at Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton, Michigan, August 2005.
Photo by Dax Herbst

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