Abies firma 'Golden Hue' / Golden Hue momi fir

Abies firma 'Golden Hue' is a dwarf, upright, tree form of momi fir with uniform branching and thick golden needles that remain green in shaded or otherwise sheltered parts of the plant. In spring, bright red pollen and seed cones make for a stunning contrast with the foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 7.5 feet (2.5 m) tall and 4.5 feet (1.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar is of unknown origin. It is thought to have been named by Bob Fincham and introduced to the nursery trade by Stanley and Sons Nursery, but little evidence is available to support this claim.
Abies firma 'Golden Hue' — a young specimen in a private garden in Petaluma, California (USDA Zone 9a / Mediterranean climate).
Photo by Jan LeCocq
Abies firma 'Golden Hue' — a closeup of foliage detail in early spring.
Photo by Jan LeCocq

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