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I need some ID help on some cool plants, (calling the experts!)

Posted by firefightergardener 7/8 ( on
Sat, Feb 25, 12 at 15:10

Some new Winter acquisitions, I could really use ID's or verifications for these plants. Some I am fairly sure of, others I am shooting from the hip.

Abies balsamea 'Piccolo' Looks NOTHING like 'Piccolo'. Maybe even Abies lasiocarpa??


Abies fraseri 'Fastigiata Compacta'... Seems doubtful.

Another unknown fir. I have about five firs that are completely unknown. No one seems to have a clue, sometimes even of their species. This is one of them.

Abies koreana 'Glauca'. 'Blauer Pfiff'? Or just a blue seedling?

Abies koreana 'Green Compact'. Same as 'Compacta'? Sure looks different.

Thanks in advance you knowledgable conifer studs/studettes.


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RE: I need some ID help on some cool plants, (calling the experts

that blauer pfiff.. makes me want to ask if that is untrimmed understock with a tiny graft under that rubberband ...

but one would suspect you would know to look for that..

did you change your name... ... or did we just sat calling you FFB???

not FFG???


RE: I need some ID help on some cool plants, (calling the experts


Your Abies balsamea 'Piccolo' looks okay to me.

Abies fraseri 'Fastigiata Compacta' - this is likely the result of propagation of a side branch (tertiary, horizontal, rather than secondary vertical) and would be considered a cultivariant. It should develop a leader within a few years.

Unknown fir: look up Abies forrestii

Abies koreana 'Glauca' - could be 'Glauca' - do you have a spring/early summer photo, would be easier to make a guess.

Abies koreana 'Green Compact' is likely the same as 'Compact Dwarf'



RE: I need some ID help on some cool plants, (calling the experts

Abies balsamea 'Piccolo' always seems to backwards facing needles, yours seems to have swept forward needles. Nearer Koreana looks.

RE: I need some ID help on some cool plants, (calling the experts

I agree with Brent.
Your unknown fir bears a striking resemblance to the "unknown fir" I recently asked about. And the universal consensus was that it was either Abies forrestii or Abies forrestii var. georgei. So that would be my guess on that one.

Your 'Piccolo' does look much like Abies lasiocarpa to me also..


RE: I need some ID help on some cool plants, (calling the experts

Yes, your Abies balsamea "Piccolo" are 1Abies lasiocarpa.
Your Abies fraseri 'Fastigiata Compacta'look also Abies lasiocarpa.
The 3th plant probably 1 abies delavay group.
Abies koreana 'Glauca'. 'Blauer Pfiff' probably right.
Abies koreana 'Green Compact'. Same as 'Compacta'? unknow for me.

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