Picea orientalis ‘Tom Thumb Gold’ (syn. ‘Tom Thumb’) – unique variation of Oriental spruce;
- hemispherical, compact habit,
- dwarf variation – yearly growth of 3 cm,
- short, vivid yellow needles,
- requires permeable, semi-humid soils and partly shaded and protected from full sunlit positions,
- often planted in home, oriental gardens and rockeries.
Variation found as Witches’ broom on Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’. Looks attractively grafted on the trunk.