Abies concolor 'Archer's Dwarf'
Abies are evergreen conifers, widespread in Asia, Central America, Europe, North America and North Africa. Often very tall, with spiralled branches bearing flattened, linear leaves. The seed-cones stand upright on the branches unlike Spruces which have pendulous cones. Young cones are very eye-catching, ranging in colours from white, green, blueish violet and a purple red.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Abies concolor 'Archer's Dwarf' is a dwarf, upright form of white fir with powder-blue needles and a regular, conical shape. Its needles are sickle-shaped and slightly incurved, and the branchlets tend to curl downward and inward, creating a striking effect.
Soil Type: Acid, alkaline, heavy clay, light sandy, normal.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Yellow/green - golden needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 litre.
Ultimate Height: 4 - 8m.
Ultimate Spread: 2.5 - 4cm.
Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years.
Special Attributes: Turns a beautiful bright golden colour in the winter.