Abies nordmanniana 'Münsterland' / Münsterland Nordmann fir

Abies nordmanniana 'Muensterland' is also an acceptable spelling

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.

Günther Eschrich of Recklinghausen, Germany found the original witch's broom in 1986, in northern Germany, from which this cultivar was first propagated. This conifer is an excellent choice for the rock garden or alpine garden because of its intricate structure and rugged appearance.

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.
Abies nordmanniana 'Münsterland' in the Oregon Garden conifer collection, Silverton, Oregon, an ACS Reference Garden. Picture from 2013.
Photo by David Olszyk
Abies nordmanniana 'Münsterland' — a 10-year-old plant in Brunswick, Maine. Picture from 2013.
Photo by Sean Callahan
Abies nordmanniana `Münsterland' with new growth.
Photo by Len Stubenfoll