Abies concolor 'Tubby' / Tubby white fir

Abies concolor 'Tubby' is a dwarf selection of white fir that, in typical fashion of dwarf firs, will have a globose form when young, later becoming broadly conical with age. Branching is tight and uniform; and foliage is species-typical blue-green in color. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 24 inches (60 cm) tall and 18 inches (45 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of around 2 inches (5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom seedling selected by Joe Stupka of Pulaski, Pennsylvania and introduced to the nursery trade by Rich Eyre of Rich's Foxwillow Pines Nursery, Woodstock, Illinois.

Abies concolor 'Tubby' — a young, globose specimen photographed in late spring at Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio.
Photo by David Olszyk
Abies concolor 'Tubby' in the Flora Wonder Arboretum, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by Buchholz Nursery, inc.
Abies concolor 'Tubby' — the tree with mother broom where seed was harvested to create the cultivar.
Photo by Rich Eyre