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 This Alpine Fir with its delicate lime green needles and slow growing form makes a great feature for any small or rock garden. Abies lasiocarpa 'Green Globe' is a semi-dwarf, evergreen conifer of globose habit when young, becoming conical over time with short,soft green needles. This fir would be a great addition to a small garden. Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery.
Soil Type: Acid, alkaline, heavy clay, light sandy, normal. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green needles. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 30 - 60cm. Ultimate Spread: 25 - 30cm Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Perfect for rock gardens.