Abies alba 'Aurea' / Golden European silver fir

Abies alba 'Aurea' new growth is golden but it changes to dark green with silver undersides later in the season. Grows 6-12 inches (15 x 30 cm) a year. Found in Europe but is new to the United States.

A slow-growing upright plant with bright golden yellow new growth that remains yellow only in places later, otherwise green. In ten years 3.25 x 3.25 feet (1 x 1 m). A very rare but unstable cultivar. (RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers, 2012)

First reported by Nelson (1866).