Abies lasiocarpa 'Green Globe' / Green Globe subalpine fir

Abies lasiocarpa 'Green Globe' is a slow growing, semi-dwarf, globose selection of subalpine fir. With age, plants will become conical. Needles are short and dark gray-green in color. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 30 inches (75 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of around 3 inches (7.5 cm).

Verkade Nursery of Wayne, New Jersey introduced this plant to the nursery trade in the late 1970s. It is one of eight selections made in 2020 for the popular ACS Collectors' Conifer of the Year program.

Abies lasiocarpa 'Green Globe' at Valley Gardens, Windsor Great Park, England, United Kingdom.
Photo by Stephen Grubb
Abies lasiocarpa 'Green Globe' in the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers, at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan. Photo from August 2005.
Photo by Dax Herbst