Abies alba 'Šejna' / Šejna European Silver fir

Abies alba 'Šejna' is an irregular-globose dwarf selection of European Silver fir with rich, dark green foliage and layered branching which is often quite unsymmetrical. After 10 years of growth, one can expect a mature specimen to stand 16 inches (40 cm) tall and wide, a rate of growth of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm) annually.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the 1990s by František Borovec of Czech Republic. Šejna is a common family name in Czech Republic.

Abies alba 'Šejna' growing in northwestern PA, Zone 5b. Grows 1-2 inches per year and forms horizontal layers of foliage. Originated in Europe, imported by the late Dennis Dodge of Bethlehem Nursery in Connecticut.
Photo by William Dunagin