Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata' / Blue Prostrate Noble fir

Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata' the Prostrate Blue Noble fir is a beautiful spreading evergreen conifer with stunning, silvery-Blue foliage that is soft to the touch. This is an evergreen ground-cover that after 10 years will grows to 2 feet (60 cm) in height and up to 6 feet (1.8 m) across, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).
This Noble fir cultivar would be ideal for rock gardens and hillsides where it could be allowed to creep over the ground. It requires a fertile, well drained soil with full sun. It is likely that in time vertical leaders will emerge. These should be removed to keep the tree low; because of this tendency, this conifer is not considered stable and requires watching.

This cultivar originated as a branch sport fouind in 1895 at Edwin Hillier's Shroner Wood Nursery, United Kingdom.

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Attribution from: WSU Extension

Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata' — copyright of The Wildlife & Conifer Garden. A beautiful spring flush of growth.
Photo by Nonda Surratt
Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata' — copyright of The Wildlife & Conifer Garden.
Photo by Nonda Surratt
Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata' — copyright of The Wildlife & Conifer Garden, a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Nonda Surratt
Photographed at the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, Maine, 2013. Note the emerging vertical leaders in need of trimming.
Photo by Sean Callahah
Photographed at the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, ME, 2013
Photo by Sean Callahan

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