Picea abies Hildburghausen

Available early May

Picea abies 'Hildburghausen' photo courtesy Iseli Nursery

Dwarf Norway Spruce

Picea abies ‘Hildburghausen’ is globe shaped for many years, but eventually becomes wider than tall. Short, very dark green needles are closely spaced on short stiff shoots creating a tight compact appearance. This symmetrical gem works well in the rock garden or the small landscape where it will stay in scale with miniature and other slow growing plants.


  • Height: 76-91 cm (30-36 in)
  • Spread: 76-91 cm (30-36 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Shape: globe

Growing and Maintenance Tips

This conifer does best in full sun to partial shade. It prfers average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is slow growing and pruning is not necessary.