Abies procera cultivars that you have - 2012

severnsideJune 22, 2012

I'll start with a little series of my Abies procera Sherwoodii putting out it's new growth. Please add your cultivars by name and add a picture or two for an appreciation and log of this wonderful species. I'd especially like to see other 'Sherwoodii's'.

Abies procera 'Sherwoodii'

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firefightergardener(7/8)

Ask and you shall receive - I am glad to see another series topic popping up.

Abies procera 'Sherwoodii' - Always slow to wake here and our Sunshine rationing has held back color a little bit the last month or so...

Closeup.

'Hupp's Blue'

'Noble's Dwarf'

'Hupp's Compact'

'Pesek'

[Hupp's Seedling #4]

-Will

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 1:00PM
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severnside

Great stuff Will. You're the custodian of some very rare ones. Is your 'Sherwoodii' staked or will you start to encourage that left bias upwards, or go for the random element? I'll decide what to do with mine as the new growth hardens off.

Here's my Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata' looking nice and level after following Edwin's advice to remove the leader. The farthest branch isn't as upright as the camera makes it look.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:30PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Beautiful Noble fir pics are seen here!

Will, I also saw the Hupp seedling selections when I was in the U.S. last January.
Jason and I discussed them and I told him that they don't have the typical needle setting for this species.
Imo these seedlings are cross with Abies amabilis.
Please take a closer look to your own pics and you'll see it for yourself...

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 4:32PM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Severnside, I plan on staking mine somewhat upright as, like many of my plants I want to keep, it will have to grow in a normal profile to stay a good while.

Edwin, this is interesting news to hear and I agree they do not look normal. I can take a closeup or two if you'd like, though to me, I cannot tell what species(or cross) it is. I DO realize the needles look very differently then Abies procera normally does.

Does Abies procera x amabilis crosses have a name?

Thanks Edwin,

-Will

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 4:53PM
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maple_grove_gw

Abies procera 'Delbar Cascade'


Abies procera 'Glauca'

Alex

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 8:47PM
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sluice

Abies procera 'Bizarro'

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 9:30AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

These are all beautiful examples. Probably the procera are some of the best looking conifers I think.

servernside I really like that Prostrata. Beautiful color especially with the new growth showing.

sluice I like that green and the name I'm assuming means it grows bizarre.
Cher

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 10:17AM
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severnside

Thanks Cher, it'll have a sweet spot on the slope when I plant it out, to ramble down.

I love the 'Delbar Cascade'.

Sluice, is that a 'Bizzaro' you grafted? I remember someone was grafting one but not who...

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 6:50PM
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sluice

Severnside, yep it is. Here is the original scion, you can almost see it the picture above!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 8:10PM
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severnside

Wow yes, that's definitely a success story judging by the strong new growth...

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 4:47AM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

I hope to trade for one of those beauties some day Nate!
I must have a noble you would like. :)

Abies procera 'Hupp's Dwarf' - Certainly a nice little thing.

'Blaue Hexe' Fourth Summer and boy is it starting to turn into a beauty. One of my top FIVE overall favorite conifer cultivars.

'Glauca Prostrata' - Moderate shade. I may move this beauty, Abies procera does NOT like much shade.

Abies procera [Bloom River Weeping]. A weeping form from 'Bloom River' nursery, was labeled as 'Pendula' and perhaps it should be still but I've kept track of it's source because I find it different then other weepers I have. This plant is #1 on my Fall-move priority list, more sun, front and center somewhere nice and somewhere I can appreciate it's strongly weeping form. It's held on OK in dense shade so far.

'Delbar's Cascade' - No leader and so for now, it's a ground cover noble fir. I like having cultivars with different forms and despite most of these cultivars heading straight up, this specimen seems content mounding over itself.

'Rat Tail' Very distinct foliage with thin, wiry ratty branches.

'Robenek' One of the smallest nobles I have. About 7 years old.

-Will

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 1:05PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I've killed about a half dozen procera here, but this one has lasted three years now.

Abies procera 'Hupp's Dwarf'

tj

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 5:28PM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

my baby 'Rat Tail'

-Sam

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 12:14AM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

A few more noble conifers!

Abies procera [Hupp's Seedling #2] - possible crossed with abies amabilis.

Abies procera 'Silver' - Nice but hard to distinguish from 'Glauca' other than it seems to be growing slower.

'Prostrata' - A cultivariant of Abies procera 'Glauca' in which a side branch does not send up a leader. This old, somewhat gangled specimen doesn't want to send a leader up still, four years in the ground.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 2:42PM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

'Blaue Hexe'

'La Graciosa' (starting to show some vertical promise)

-Sam

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 12:37AM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Abies procera 'Rick's Foxtail' - an unusual cultivar with ruffled edged foliage. Fourth year in the ground.

Closeup.

Abies procera [Tolines Farm WB(bottom)] - A broom under observation from Jason Hupp's selections. Two brooms grew on the same plant, one on the bottom(shown here) and another distinct broom on top. Pretty cool to find two brooms on the same tree and even cooler when they are attractive like this little beauty.

Abies procera 'Hupp's Compact' - About six-seven years old, Jason Hupp is NOT sure if it sends up a leader or not.

Here is the oldest known plant, in the gardens of Don Howse.

-Will

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 2:20PM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Another special plant, soon to be introduced.

Abies procera [Hupp's dwarf weeper] - A plant Jason Hupp discovered and has been evaluating for years.

-Will

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 8:41PM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

'Hupp's Dwarf Weeper' is a need-to-have for me.

Weeping trees are nice, but they ordinarily grow so quickly. This is a nice combination of dwarfism and pendulous characteristics!

How "soon" will it be introduced?

-Sam

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 1:00AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Like Sam said, the 'Hupp's Dwarf Weeper' does have a nice combination of both characteristics so it will fit in every garden.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 1:19AM
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severnside

HDW is a winner!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 6:08AM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Abies procera.
Mike

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 1:07AM
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severnside

Still not sure if this is a spreader or will eventually grow upright. Lovely clean silver colour.

Abies procera 'Noble's Dwarf'

Detail

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 10:38AM
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severnside

Abies procera 'Blaue Hexe'.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 10:51AM
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severnside

Abies procera 'Jeddeloh'

Detail

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 11:15AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I'm beyond envious of these cultivars. Too most the US can't grow them! The next best thing is Abies concolor but these buggers are hard to find.

I have a couple from Jason as well that seem to be doing ok. I might burlap them this winter.

I lost my 'Danish Column'. Pretty upset about that one as it was a premimum specimen, color, shape and all.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 12:15PM
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Fiddlegal08(8)

I'm just getting started, so I don't have a lot to contribute...
Abies procera "Blaue Hexe'

Abies procera 'Pesek'

So sorry, whaas! Do you have a sprinkler system?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 1:45PM
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Simoni

Hi our crazy Abies procera Hupp's Dwarf

L+M S

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 12:59PM
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rispetto(6a)


Blue Wonder


Cecilie


Glauca


Bizarro - most probably, but I'm not sure

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 4:30AM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

'Rat Tail'

-Sam

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 6:40PM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

'La Graciosa' a beautiful narrow-weeping form! purchased from Porterhowse Farms

-Sam

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 12:52AM
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