Abies nordmanniana 'Münsterland' / Muensterland Nordmann fir

aka Abies nordmanniana 'Muensterland'

Abies nordmanniana 'Münsterland' is a choice, dwarf selection of Nordmann fir. Overall, the plant's structure is that of a miniature flat round bun. Needles are densely arranged about the stem and light green in color. Annual growth in most areas is 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm), resulting in a tiny tree measuring 10 inches (25 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) wide after 10 years.

Günter Eschrich found the original witch's broom from which this cultivar was propagated in northern Germany in 1986. This is an excellent plant for the rock garden or alpine garden because of its intricate structure and appearance.

Abies nordmanniana `Münsterland' with new growth.
Photo by Len Stubenfoll
A ten-year-old plant in Brunswick, Maine, 2013.
Photo by Sean Callahan
Abies nordmanniana 'Münsterland' at the ACS Reference Garden, Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR. 2013.
Photo by David Olszyk
Abies nordmanniana `Münsterland' — an older plant at the Flora Wonder arboretum, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk
Abies nordmanniana `Münsterland' — a closeup of foliage detail.