Dwarf Blue Spanish Fir

Abies pinsapo 'Glauca Prostrata'

A superb dwarf variety with tightly arranged evergreen needles on horizontal branches that create a low, dense, and slightly spreading form. New growth emerges soft green and ages to a stunning steel-blue. An excellent specimen for smaller landscapes. Ideal as a rock garden accent, on hillsides or mass planted for a unique ground cover.
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Water regularly, when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationA-beez pin-SAH-po GLAW-kuh prost-RAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing, reaching 3 ft. tall and 6 to 8 ft. wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsJapanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Switch Grass (Panicum); Barberry (Berberis); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)

Thrives in well drained, enriched, acidic soils. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. May be kept on the dry side, when established. Add a layer of mulch to the root area to protect in harsh winter areas.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

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