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Dwarf Blue Rocky Mountain Fir

Abies lasiocarpa 'Glauca Compacta'

SKU
01934
Striking blue needles are soft to the touch (not sharply pointed like Spruce) and create a dense, pyramidal form. Excellent specimen for containers, rock gardens or to add structure and year-round color to flowering borders. An extremely hardy and easy-care plant.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationA-beez las-ee-oh-KAR-puh GLAW-kuh kom-PAK-ta
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 3-4 ft. tall in 10 years; eventually 6-8 ft. tall, 5-6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsPine (Pinus); Dogwood (Cornus); Viburnum (Viburnum); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Smoke Tree (Cotinus)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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