Abies concolor 'Masonic Broom' / Masonic Broom White fir

Abies concolor 'Masonic Broom' is a very scarce and extremely choice selection of White fir that grow as a tight, compact little flat-topped bush with knuckled branchlets of grey-Blue needles that are a little smaller than those of the species. After 10 years, a mature specimen will be only 2.5 to 3.5 inches (7 - 8 cm) tall and 8 inches (20 cm) wide, making it an excellent choice for a xeric rock garden.

This cultivar originated in 1978 as a witch's broom found on a specimen of 'Compacta' at a Masonic Home in Pennsylvania by Joel W. Spingarn of Baldwin, Long Island, New York and introduced to the nursery trade by Ed Rezek and Hillside Gardens, Leighton, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Abies concolor 'Masonic Broom' — a nearly perfect mature plant.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies concolor 'Masonic Broom' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger

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