Abies concolor 'Wattezii Prostrate' / Wattezii Prostrate white fir

aka Abies concolor 'Wattez Prostrate'

Abies concolor 'Wattezii Prostrate' is superficially similar to 'Violacea Prostrate'. It is a little slower, just as prostrate but with the new growth whitish to creamy yellow, fading to Blue-grey in the summer. If in time a leader appears, it should be removed to keep a low plant. Annual growth 4 inches (10 cm).

Cultivated in the UK before 1966. The name 'Wattezii Prostrate' of Welsh (1966) was corrected to 'Wattez Prostrate' in or before 1987 in order to comply with the requirements of the ICNCP at the time. (RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers, 2012)

Like Abies concolor 'Wattezii', but grafted from a side branch and therefore low and wide growing.

Abies concolor 'Watezii Prostrata' photographed at the Rathje garden in McCausland, IA, during the ACS 2008 National Meeting.
Photo by Dax Herbst