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 Hornibr' is a low-growing evergreen conifer making a bushy medium-sized shrub with a broadly conical crown. Bright blue-grey foliage and purple young cones are produced occasionally by this cultivar.
Soil Type: Acid, alkaline, heavy clay, light sandy, normal. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Bright blue needles. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 2.5 - 4m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5 - 2.5m. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Perfect for rock gardens.