Abies procera 'Rick's Foxtail' / Rick's Foxtail Noble fir
Abies procera 'Rick's Foxtail' is a narrow, upright tree-form of Noble fir with a thick, strong, central leader; short, lateral branching; and small fan-shaped sprays of blue-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches. It's unique appearance and narrow footprint make 'Rick's Foxtail' very popular with conifer collectors and connoisseurs.
This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 2000s at Hopper Brothers Nursery, Woodburn, Oregon. The the time of writing it is unknown who "Rick" is.
Abies procera 'Rick's Foxtail' — the original seedling on the grounds of Hopper Bros Nursery, Woodburn, Oregon.
Photo by Joni Hopper, courtesy of Hopper Brothers Nursery, inc.
Abies procera 'Rick's Foxtail' a mature specimen ready for sale at a nursery in Oregon.
Photo by Sam Pratt, Conifer Kingdom Nursery inc.
Abies procera 'Rick's Foxtail' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Sam Pratt, Conifer Kingdom Nursery