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Abies balsamea Piccolo

Piccolo Dwarf Balsam Fir

Tiny, radiating, dark green needles arch downward on short, nearly vertical branches. Brown buds are quite prominent on the branch tips. A dense, very dwarf globe, ideal for rock gardens or in a smaller landscape.

  • »  A very dwarf globe with short, nearly vertical branches
  • »  Radiating, dark green needles
  • »  Showy, brown buds add winter interest
  • »  Works well in rock gardens, mixed borders, or patio planters

3gal
$174.00
Substitutions Are Available
  • Category:Evergreens
  • Hardiness Zone:3
  • Height:40-50 cm
  • Spread:60-70 cm
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Birds
Growth Rate
Slow
Attributes
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Habit
Dwarf
Globe
Mounding
Foliage Color
Green (dark)
Landscape uses
Border/edging
Rock garden
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Abies balsamea 'Piccolo'

Found and introduced by Edwin Carstens Nursery, Varel, Germany. A notable specimen can be found at The A.M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Abies balsamea 'Piccolo'

A very low-maintenance plant requiring little to no pruning. A smaller slower-growing alternative to Abies balsamea 'Nana'.

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