Abies concolor 'Pineola Dwarf' / Pineola Dwarf white fir

Abies concolor 'Pineola Dwarf' is a a slow-growing, squatly conical selection of white fir with dense, uniform branching and fleshy, bluish green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4.5 feet (1.5 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of around 6 inches (15 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the 1970s by Don and Hazel Smith of Watnong Nursery, Morris Plains, New Jersey. Robert L. Fincham first published the name in the Coenosium Gardens catalog, and helped to introduce the plant to the nursery trade around 1980.

Abies concolor 'Pineola Dwarf' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies concolor 'Pineola' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies concolor 'Pineola Dwarf' — on the grounds of Rich's Foxwillow Pines Nursery, Woodstock, Illinois.
Photo by Dax Herbst