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Abies procera ‘Glauca Prostrata’

Prostrate noble fir

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionConiferophytaConifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)
ClassPinopsidaGymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews
OrderPinalesCone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others
FamilyPinaceaePine family: cedars, firs, hemlocks, larches, pines and spruces
GenusAbiesLatin name for silver fir
Speciesprocera“Tall or slender”
Cultivar‘Glauca Prostrata’From Greek meaning “bluish-gray” (glaucus), and “prostrate”

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This cultivated variety of noble fir is not found in the wild.

Identification: While the natual variety of noble fir is an upright conifer, this version is low and spreading, more like a juniper, designed for landscaping. It is about 24" (60 cm) tall, spreading horizontally, and bluer in color than its natural progenitor. Needles are soft.

Online References:

Abies procera ‘Glauca Prostrata’ on pnwplants.wsu.edu

Abies procera ‘Glauca Prostrata’ on BackyardGardener.com

Abies procera ‘Glauca’ on florawonder.blogspot.com


Abies procera ‘Glauca Prostrata’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Abies procera (prostrate noble fir)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)

Range: Zones 5-8:

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