Abies concolor 'Boogy Woogy' / Boogy Woogy white fir

Abies concolor 'Boogy Woogy' is a squatty, globose selection of shite fir with slightly twisted, grayish, blue-green needles. This plant is a true miniature that matures at only 8 inches (20 cm) tall and 16 inches (40 cm) wide after 10 years in the garden, a rate of growth of less than 1 inch (2.5 cm) per year — an idea choice for the xeric rock garden in a sunny spot.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in a canyon south of Canon City, Colorado by Jerry Morris of Lakewood, Colorado. When found, it was given the provisional name, Abies concolor [#16]. Jerry described the original broom as being a 15 inch (37 cm) ball, 25 feet (8 m) up into the tree, with branchlets averaging 3 inches (7.5 cm) long. This plant is often seen listed mispelled as 'Bugy Wugy.'

Abies concolor 'Boogy Woogy' — a mature plant.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies concolor 'Boogy Woogy' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger