Genus 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.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Abies Lasiocarpa 'Compacta' is an excellent specimen for any border or rockery. Lovely pale blue needles are produced on a Compacta, irregular pyramid, eventually making a small tree. Definitely in the top ten of dwarf and slow growing conifers.
Soil Type: Acid, alkaline, heavy clay, light sandy, normal. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Silver, blue needles. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 2.4 - 4m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5 - 2.5m Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Architectural, conical shape, Irregular shape. Low maintenance.