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 found in 1895 at Edwin Hillier's Shroner Wood Nursery, United Kingdom.