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Conifers with the best blue or silver color

Posted by monkeytreeboy15 Zone 7b/8a (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 21, 12 at 15:37

Many conifers are selected for the steel-blue color, but which ones are the best in your opinion?

Here are a couple that come to mind for me!

Abies fraseri 'Blue Bonnet'
Abies fraseri 'Blue Bonnet'

Picea engelmannii 'Jasper'
Picea engelmannii 'Jasper'

Picea glauca 'Blue Teardrop'
Picea glauca...

Abies lasiocarpa 'Alpine Beauty'
Abies lasiocarpa 'Alpine Beauty'
Abies lasiocarpa 'Alpine Beauty'

Abies lasiocarpa 'Prickly Pete'
Abies lasiocarpa 'Prickly Pete'
Abies lasiocarpa 'Prickly Pete'

Please share your favorite blue conifers, also.

-Sam


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Picea pungens 'The Blues'
Picea pungens 'The Blues'
Picea pungens 'Montgomery'
Picea pungens `Montgomery'
Richard


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That 'Blue Bonnet' is gorgeous! So is 'The Blues' and 'Montgomery'. What great color. The others ain't too shabby, either.

I love P. pungens 'Lucretia'...we'll see if she grows as slowly as advertised! Some of the Abies concolors are very blue, as well.


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I am sorry - I don't know the names - but these are globular blue spruce. I bought them for the gorgeous blue color! Fast growers!

First planted!
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8 yrs later:

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A gorgeous cousin:

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Pretty cool plants Bostonbob, nice and compact.

I can share some, as Spring slowly gives way to Summer here.

Abies koreana 'Kohout's Icebreaker'
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Abies procera 'Hupp's Blue'. A noble selected for this strong silvery color.
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Abies concolor 'Glenmore' - A nice bright blue.
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Cedrus libani var. atlantica 'Sapphire Nymph' - Forming a great medium sized dwarf.
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Abies procera 'Pesek'
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-Will


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Excellent stuff. A nice, fine and feathery texture on Abies concolor 'Glenmore', huh?

Abies koreana 'Blauer Eskimo' (found as a witch's broom on 'Blauer Pfiff')
Abies koreana 'Blauer Eskimo'

-Sam


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P. pungens 'Mecky'


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P. pung. JMC3


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Picea pungens 'Ruby Teardrops'


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Abies procera 'Blaue Hexe'


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Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca'

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Appropriately named but still needs to colour up fully.

Abies koreana 'Blue And Silver' or 'Blue 'n' Silver'
Abies koreana 'Silver And Blue'


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A witches' broom out of a witches' broom...
Juniperus squamata 'Tropical Blue'
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Picea pungens 'Edith'

Picea pungens 'MPH Mamut Torony' (and a P. pungens 'C. Blue' in the background)


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Wow, some great, bright blues here!

'Ruby Teardrops' is awesome!

Edwin, could you tell us more about the 'Tropical Blue' what witch's broom was it derived from?

Severnside, that Korean Fir is very fitting for this photo gallery. It is surprising to see one of your conifers in the ground instead of a pot!

Nate, that second P. pungens is definitely one of the bluest conifers I've ever seen.

-Sam


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Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'

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Abies procera 'Glauca'

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Picea pungens 'Copeland'

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And wouldn't be complete without a Cedrus libani var. atlantica 'Glauca'

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Sam, the Juniperus squamata 'Tropical Blue' is a witches' broom out of a 'Blue Star' which is a witches' broom out of a 'Meyeri'...


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A lot of great plants here.

Mirek, that JMC3 is a beauty! Glad to see it propagated for you!!

Dax


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P. pung. 'Szpaczek'


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Abies veitchii 'Rumburk' (love this one)
Abies veitchii 'Rumburk'
Abies veitchii 'Rumburk'

-Sam


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Abies veitchii 'Rumburk' (love this one)
Abies veitchii 'Rumburk'
Abies veitchii 'Rumburk'

-Sam


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Abies veitchii 'Rumburk' (love this one)
Abies veitchii 'Rumburk'
Abies veitchii 'Rumburk'

-Sam


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You really do love that 'Rumburk' MTB, lol 3 posts

Yeah it does seem all my collection is in containers but I will be planting more out this fall.


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Lol. My internet connection was acting strangely, saying that my message hadn't posted when, in fact, it had... twice.

Well, good luck transplanting to Terra "fir"ma. :0)

-Sam


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Picea obovata Glauca
Picea obovata "Glauca"

Picea obovata Glauca
Picea obovata "Glauca"

Clement


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