[gardeners] Abies koreana

David G. Smith (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 09 Feb 1999 22:10:57 -0500

Any idea how to find a non-dwarf blue Abies koreana?  I've spent a couple
hours now on the web with no results.


At 08:36 PM 1/31/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Will Pinus parviflora, japanese white pine, make it in your area?
>There are quite a few blue cultivars of it, and it makes sort of a
>broadly conical form, up to about 50 ft tall.  Or maybe limber pine,
>Pinus flexilis?  I like 'Firmament', which is quite blue.  There
>are also some very blue selections of P. strobus, eastern white pine--
>another large one, but native to your area.
>Abies koreana might work, too, and it's also a smaller tree, with
>several blue forms.
>You might also want to look at Picea mariana, black spruce... several
>blue cultivars there, and if you look at seed-raised plants, you may
>be able to pull out a really blue one.
>Kay Lancaster  kay@fern.com