Abies concolor 'Eagle Point'

Abies concolor 'Eagle Point' is a dwarf, globose form of White fir with gray-green foliage and a pleasing symmetrical branch structure. As the plant matures it will develop a bit of apical dominance, but would take a very like time before assuming any sort of conical shape. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 18 inches (45 cm) tall and wide, a rate of growth of 1.5 to 2 inches (3.5 - 5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in 1987 by Randy Dykstra of Fulton, Illinois. He found the original broom in a Catholic cemetery in Clinton, Iowa and named for a local park. Although this plant's discovery is often attributed to Chub Harper, it was confirmed through telephone conversations that it was Dykstra's find.

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Abies concolor 'Eagle Point' — one of the original propagations in Randy Dykstra's Garden, Fulton, Illinois. Photo from June, 2008.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies concolor 'Eagle Point' — a typical young plant.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies concolor 'Eagle Point' — closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies concolor 'Eagle Point' — historic photo of the original broom.
Photo by Chub Harper
Abies concolor 'Eagle Point' — historic photo of the original broom (closeup).
Photo by Chub Harper

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