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Plant Name Habit Zone Rate Color Description
Abies alba 'Barabit's Star' Spreading 4 Intermediate Green Radiating, thick, dark green needles curve downward on stems with silver bark. The needles fan out as they extend along the new growth in an unusual arrangement that resembles plump, fluffy brushes. Heavily layered branches.
Abies alba 'Green Spiral' Weeping 4 Large Green 'Green Spiral' has dark green, glossy needles, on twisting stems that spiral outward and down. Deep green, stylish habit and moderate size make this an excellent focal point.
Abies alba 'Holden Arboretum' Spreading 4 Dwarf Green This attractive, slow-growing European White Fir has a distinctive horizontal habit with compact branches spreading out in low, dense layers. Shiny green needles with silvery undersides cloak the silver-barked branches and give the plant a refined, classy look. Originally found as a witch's broom at Holden Arboretum, in Kirkland, Ohio, this namesake forms a mound that stays wider than tall. Soft, new spring growth and dainty tan buds add to its year-round interest. Limited Availability
Abies amabilis 'Spreading Star' Spreading 5 Dwarf Green 'Spreading Star' is a beautiful low-growing spreader with thick stems. Long, dark green needles radiate upward from the stem edge to give this plant a full, lush texture. Occasional pruning will maintain its prostrate form. Found in Holland in 1965.
Abies balsamea 'Jamy' Globe Shaped 3 Miniature Green Petite needles on this diminutive Balsam Fir emerge light-green in spring and darken through the season. Prominent buds nestle among radiating, tightly layered needles that curve gently downward. Perfect for rock or trough gardens with other miniatures. Limited Availability
Abies balsamea 'Piccolo' Globe Shaped 3 Dwarf Green Tiny, uniform, dark green needles radiate around the many short branches of this dwarf Balsam Fir. Smaller and finer than 'Nana,' the improved selection displays prominent brown buds for seasonal interest. The dense, very dwarf globe is ideal for rock gardens, containers and small landscapes. Found and introduced by Edwin Carstens Nursery, Varel, Germany.
Abies cephalonica 'Meyer's Dwarf' Spreading 5 Dwarf Green This dwarf Greek Fir grows broad and low. Short, lustrous, dark green needles are held radially, giving a spiky appearance. Ideal for rock gardens.
Abies koreana 'Aurea' Broad Upright  4 Large Yellow Lemon-yellow needles with glowing, silver-white undersides are displayed on the ascending branches of this outstanding specimen in spring.  The yellow gradually softens as the season progresses, but complementary purple-blue cones add to the dramatic effect. Full sun produces the best color, but plants benefit from some protection if grown in scorching conditions. Over time, with staking, 'Aurea' becomes a large, pyramidal tree.
Abies koreana 'Blauer Eskimo' Globose 4 Miniature Bluish Green An unusual shade of gray-green needles provide the back drop for the plentiful resin covered buds on this dwarf Korean fir, The flat needles are spirally arranged on short, light colored shoots formain a uniform, tight, globe-shaped plant. An excellent rock garden addition athat enjoys full sun and moist well-drained soil. 
Abies koreana 'Blauer Pfiff' Spreading 4 Dwarf Bluish Green A handsome, spreading habit distinguishes this beautiful Abies koreana.  Its sturdy, graceful branches produce short stems covered with pert green needles. Colorful cones, a trim, tidy texture and a full, low form assure year-round beauty from the compact, reliable landscape plant.
Abies koreana 'Cis' Globe Shaped 4 Dwarf Green Radiating, dark green needles lie flat on the stems and provide a backdrop for attractive, small, brown buds at the branch tips. This flattened, spherical plant has a formal, tidy appearance and glistening foliage that draws attention in the garden. Selected in Holland in 1989.
Abies koreana 'Fliegender Untertasse' Spreading 4 Dwarf Green This Korean Fir from Germany has distinctive, flat growth that accounts for its name (literally flying saucer).  It has horizontal branches that are exposed in youth but fill out with age. Beautiful, short, bi-color needles with dark green tops and white undersides create a flashy look, and occasionally display the curled needle pattern of 'Silberlocke'. Plants prefer full sun, cooler climates and moist, well-drained soil, but tolerate part shade.
Abies koreana 'Golden Glow' Spreading 4 Intermediate Yellow Especially in winter, this striking Korean Fir lives up to its name. Many shoots loaded with short, wide needles—light yellow with white reverses—brighten the scene with both color and texture. The compact, mid-size selection from Holland develops an irregular, spreading shape, and in late winter, buds with a purple cast add decoration. Provide moist, well-drained soil and some protection from scorching sun in hot areas. Limited Availability
Abies koreana 'Green Carpet' Spreading 4 Dwarf Green Dense, rich green foliage covers this compact, spreading fir which has a low, sleek habit that resembles a flying saucer. The elegant appearance makes a handsome contribution to the larger rock garden or foundation planting. This Dutch selection was introduced in 1985.
Abies koreana 'Kristall Kugel' Globe Shaped 4 Miniature Green Dense and durable, this tiny treasure is a new selection of Korean Fir that grows a little faster than 'Silberkugel' or 'Silberperle'. It has short, wide needles that show off their white undersides as they rotate around the tight shoots like mini-whirligigs. White buds and bark combine with white needle reverses to produce a frosty halo for this choice, gleaming globe. Limited Availability
Abies koreana 'Oberon' Globe Shaped 4 Dwarf Green This dramatic, slow-growing Korean Fir is named for Shakespeare's King of Fairyland, a tribute to its regal qualities and dwarf form. The irregular, rounded conifer produces striking color and texture with unusually short, wide needles that are dark green on top and white beneath. In winter, showy white buds decorate the plant's many short shoots and add its year-round beauty. Best in cooler climates with full sun or part shade, and moist, well-drained soil. Limited Availability
Abies koreana 'Silberkugel' Globe Shaped 4 Miniature Green Tiny, dark green needles on short branches form a flattened, compact globe that is adorned with resin-coated, cinnamon-colored miniature buds. 'Silberkugel' is ideal for rock gardens and a must for collectors. Plant in full sun.
Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' Broad Upright  4 Intermediate Silver The needles of this small, pyramidal tree are recurved, displaying the silver-white undersides. This characteristic gives a gleaming color and uncommonly beautiful textural effect. Formerly listed as 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'.
Abies koreana 'Silberperle' Globe Shaped 4 Miniature Green This tiny Korean Fir is an exquisite garden gem, with every compact branch decorated with pearls—really resinous, white buds—during fall and winter. Short, wide, deep green needles, accented with silvery-white undersides, add to the plant's year-round ornamental impact. Conifer collectors and other discerning gardeners will love adding this dense, very slow growing jewel to their rock or trough displays, where it eventually takes on a pyramidal form. Use caution in hot areas, where harsh rays can bleach the needles.
Abies koreana 'Starker's Dwarf' Spreading 4 Dwarf Green This dwarf cultivar of the Korean fir starts out with a nest form when young and develops a mounded shape with age, Its wide, blunt-tipped needles, decorated with white undersides, present a striking texture. Protect from hot, direct afternoon sun.
Abies koreana 'Tundra' Globe Shaped 4 Dwarf Green The dark green, flat needles of this Korean fir show off bright white undersides that add sparkle to the compact cultivar. In winter, resious, white buds increase the effect and provide seasonal interest. The small spreading globe, which is wider than tall, maintains a vibrant appearance year-round. Plant this German selection in partial shade, to offer protection from the suns scorching rays.
Abies lasiocarpa 'Duflon' Globe Shaped 3 Dwarf Green Collectors of micro-mini conifers will love this extremely  slow-growing fir, which puts on less than ½ inch of new growth per year. Medium green needles densely cover the tight globe. Discovered near Lake Sushman, Washington.
Abies nordmanniana 'Golden Spreader' Spreading 5 Dwarf Yellow The bright, golden yellow of this low, spreading fir is especially striking in winter when much of the garden's color has faded. During the rest of the year, the versatile, useful plant brightens areas of partial shade, which it appreciates.
Abies pinsapo 'Aurea' Broad Upright  7 Large Yellow Attractive, yellow needles that are rigid and tapered radiate from the branches. Although a golden form, this Spanish Fir is hardier than the species. Full sun produces the best color, but plants benefit from some protection if grown in scorching conditions. Limited Availability
Abies pinsapo 'Horstmann' Globe Shaped 7 Dwarf Blue Fascinating, slow growing and globose, 'Horstmann' sports short, blue-gray needles that give it an almost cactus-like appearance, despite typical, blunt pinsapo tips. In spring, red stamens contribute additional character. Discovered at Horstmann Nursery, Schneverdingen, Germany. Limited Availability
Abies procera 'Glauca' (prostrate form) Spreading 5 Dwarf Bluish Green This steely-blue cultivarient of the Noble Fir grows slowly and will produce one or more upright leaders with age. These leaders can be removed to maintain a prostrate form. Formerly Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata'.
Abies veitchii 'Heddergott' Globe Shaped 4 Dwarf Green/White Glossy green needles are arranged perfectly to expose their brilliant bright white undersides giving the plant the appearance of a winter frost even in the heat of summer. A low growing, rounded, spreading plant, this durable selection from Germany is the perfect size for the home landscape.
 

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