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Abies lasiocarpa ‘Arizonica Compacta’

Subalpine fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourDark purple
  • Leaf ColourSilver-grey

Description

Abies lasiocarpa ‘Arizonica Compacta’ (Subalpine fir). This compact, conical variety is silver-grey and slow growing.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

USA - developed circa 1927.

Interest and use

Year-round interest.

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  • Abies lasiocarpa ‘Arizonica Compacta’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil with partial shade.

Propagation

It is relatively difficult to obtain as it is propagated by grafting.

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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