About Picea engelmannii ‘Big Sky’: This Engelmann spruce broom was one of 7 specimens discovered and collected in Montana. We found the brooms on a road trip in October 2014 to attend a friend’s wedding. No great vacation is complete without finding at least one broom!
Mike returned in February 2015 to harvest scions.
See all the cute little cones that had fallen from the Engelmann spruce tree on to the ground!
The long trip was worth it! 8 years later, Picea engelmannii ‘Big Sky’ is a beautiful little globose cultivar with a nice growth pattern and colorful blue needles!
Hopefully the new cultivar “Big Sky’ some day will also produce cones like it’s parent!