Abies koreana 'Pinocchio' / Pinocchio Korean fir

Abies koreana 'Pinocchio' is a nice, dwarf rounded bush form of Korean fir. Foliage is a nice bluish-green and annual growth is around 1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.5 cm) per year. After 10 years the gardener can expect a ball of needles 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm) tall and wide.

Another of the small, bun-shaped forms of Korean fir. It grows slower than 'Silber Mavers' but faster than 'Silberkugel'.
[Fincham, Robert L., Coenosium Gardens Catalog]

Edwin Carstens Nursery of Varel Germany introduced 'Pinocchio' in the early 1980s the original propagation material came from a witch's broom. It is a excellent selection for the small garden, rockery or trough.

This young specimen(5 years old) is growing at Hobbiton Gardens, Port Orchard, Washington.
Photo by William Fletcher

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