Abies concolor 'Černošice' / Černošice white fir

Abies concolor 'Černošice' is a squatty globose, dwarf selection of white fir with short, thick, gray-blue needles. After 10 years in the garden, a mature plant will measure 18 inches (45 cm) tall and somewhat wider, suggesting an annual rate of growth of 1.2 to 3 inches (3 - 5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated in 1988 as a witch's broom found by Mr. First of Czech Republic. The plant is named for the town in the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic where he found the original broom. It should be noted that there may be up to four witch's broom cultivars with this name or variations of it. It's not likely to discern which one may be which.

Attribution from: Aris Auders and Derek Spicer; RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers; ©2012 Kingsblue Press

Abies concolor 'Černošice' — a young plant grafted high on a standard.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies concolor 'Černošice' — the original broom in Czech Republic.
Photo by Jirka Bagr, courtesy of ConiferTreasury.org