Abies lasiocarpa 'COMPACTA'

Abies lasiocarpa
Abies lasiocarpa  'COMPACTA'
dwarf subalpine fir
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-3m
USUAL WIDTH 1-2m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES silvery-blue
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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Dwarf subalpine fir is another jewel among silver-blue conifers. It grows slowly and is suitable for even the smallest of gardens, for rockeries or as a complement of any evergreen arrangement. The needles are about 2cm long, stiff, flattened, bright blue with a white stripe on top. The older it gets the denser it is.

Firs like moist but well drained, acid soil, sunny location with some shade from the hottest sun. Depending on soil quality it can grow 2-3m tall and about 2m wide. Fully hardy to about -28°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 29-12-2007
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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