Abies alba 'Kremnica' / Kremnica European silver fir

Abies alba 'Kremnica' is a nice symmetrical, globose, dwarf selection of European silver fir with uniform, layered branching; and fresh, bright-green needles and a tendency to express bare branch surfaces at the top of the plant, adding yet another a point of interest. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 15 inches (30 - 40 cm) tall and wide, an annual rate of growth of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in Slovakia by Roberta Roth. It is named for Kremnica, Slovakia, the town where it was discovered. Occasionally this plant is seen misspelled as, 'Klemnica' in the nursery trade.

Abies alba 'Kremnica'
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies alba 'Kremnica' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger

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