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Abies amabilis 'Spreading Star' (Pacific Silver Fir)

Pacific Silver Fir 'Spreading Star', Spreading Star Pacific Silver Fir, Abies amabilis ‘Procumbens’


Abies amabilis ‘Spreading Star’ is a low-growing, evergreen conifer forming a widely spreading mound adorned with thick, overlapping, horizontal to arching branches clothed in a lush foliage of fluffy, green, long needles with silvery undersides. Slow-growing, 3-4 in. per year (7-10 cm), this Pacific Silver Fir is a great choice for small gardens or rockeries.

  • Grows up to 3 ft. high (90 cm) and 6 ft. wide (180 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in moist, well-drained soils. Full shade tolerant.
  • Perfect for small gardens, rock gardens.
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for aphids and adelgids. Easy to grow, easy to care for.
  • No pruning required.
  • Propagate by seed or grafting

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Abies - Firs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Abies - Firs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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