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Abies concolor ‘Glauca Compacta’

White fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourGreenish yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey-blue

Description

Abies concolor ‘Glauca Compacta’ (White fir). This dwarfing evergreen conifer tree has large grey-blue needles and upright, pyramidal habit.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Colorado fir

Origin

Western United States & Baja California USA

Interest and use

Ornamental.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can grow in fertile well-drained soil.

Propagation

Abies seed can be sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem, although this genus is fairly resistant. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation. Prone to adelgids.

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