Picea

Picea engelmannii ‘Shrunken Treasure’

Picea engelmannii ‘Shrunken Treasure’ is a dwarf Engelman spruce tree found in the Pacific Northwest. It was first discovered while hiking in the lower elevations of Washington’s Cascade Mountains in 2015! It has not changed much in 4 years, still about 5 feet tall. The area is populated by mostly Pinus contorta and Picea engelmannii with a typical growth rate for the species! During our last visit in early November 2019, we took cuttings for grafting and sent some scions to others. This dwarf Engelman spruce has pleasing shades of blue and green! Hopefully the scions take, and if so, Picea engelmannii ‘Shrunken Treasure’ will be a beautiful small specimen, especially when part of a landscaped alpine garden.

Nice color, small needles and growth pattern on this Engelman spruce tree
Nice color, small needles and growth pattern on this Engelman spruce tree found in the wild! ‘Shrunken Treasure’!
Engelman spruce ‘Shrunken Treasure’, a dwarf chance seedling with small blue green needles and a slow growth rate!
Picea engelmannii ‘Shrunken Treasure’, a dwarf chance seedling occurring in the wild!