Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb' A miniature form of Oriental or Caucasian Spruce. Striking golden fingers of tight foliage point out from the center of this attractive spiked globe. The combination of bright gold colored needles, extremely slow growth, and compact nest shape make this evergreen conifer desirable for small garden spaces, tucked beneath taller trees or in trough or rock gardens. For best color, site in plenty of sun, but protect from super hot conditions. Chosen by the American Conifer Society as 2007 Collector's Conifer of the Year, this compact sport from 'Skylands' prefers ample moisture and rich, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.