Abies alba 'Contorta' / Contorted silver fir

Abies alba 'Contorta' is an upright contorted weeping cultivar with nice green needles. The central leader must be staked at the desired height, all branches contorting downward. Annual growth 12 inches (30 cm). Protect from hot afternoon sun.

Listed by Stanley & Sons Nursery, OR, USA in 2009. (The cultivar name in Latin form is only acceptable if proved to have been published before 1959.) (RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers, 2012.)