Compact subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa 'Arizonica Compacta')

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Compact subalpine fir
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Compact subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa 'Arizonica Compacta')
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5a
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 10 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
6 to 8 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
None
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
Yes
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
also known as 'Glauca Compacta'; dwarf, pyramidal tree; 6-10’ tall; 6-8’ wide; slow grower; soft, silvery-blue needles; full sun; prefers a cool, sandy loam to loamy soil; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted, heavy clay soil; requires moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to road salt and air pollution; small tree resembles a blue spruce, but without many of the pest problems plaguing blue spruce; native to western U.S. and Canada; hardy to zone 5a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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