Picea abies ‘Pendula’

Weeping Norway Spruce

 

CVS Pharmacy, 2020 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster PA

 

Len Eiserer

 

Time was, when an Asian restaurant resided at this address and this stunning tree looked perfectly at home. Today, in front of CVS, not so much. But the property owners have thankfully let the tree remain. Easily overlooked by passersby, the tree is a gem hiding in plain sight.

 

This amazing species has produced “the oldest living tree,” a spruce clone named ‘Old Tjikko’ that has been carbon dated at 9,550 years old.