Abies procera ‘Glauca Prostrata’
Prostrate noble fir
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Coniferophyta||Conifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)|
|Class||Pinopsida||Gymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews|
|Order||Pinales||Cone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others|
|Family||Pinaceae||Pine family: cedars, firs, hemlocks, larches, pines and spruces|
|Genus||Abies||Latin name for silver fir|
|Species||procera||“Tall or slender”|
|Cultivar||‘Glauca Prostrata’||From Greek meaning “bluish-gray” (glaucus), and “prostrate”|
About plant names...
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.
Florawonder.blogspot.com (Abies procera ‘Glauca’)
Abies procera ‘Glauca Prostrata’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)
Range: Zones 5-8:
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