Abies fraseri 'Gee Broom' / Gee Broom Fraser's fir

Abies fraseri 'Gee Broom' is a slow growing, dwarf, flattened globose selection of Fraser's fir with dense, congested branching; and silvery-green, upturned needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 18 inches (30 - 45 cm) tall and wide; an annual growth rate of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the early 2000s by Gary Gee of Stockbridge, Michigan. Gary found the original broom on a tree growing in a local Christmas tree farm. It has been reported that the mother tree was harvested at some point, but not before sufficient cuttings were taken for propagation.

Abies fraseri 'Gee Broom' — a young plant in a private garden in Ohio.
Photo by Bill Barger
Abies fraseri 'Gee Broom' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger