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Abies amabilis 'Spreading Star'

Also called Spreading Star Pacific Silver Fir


More About Abies amabilis 'Spreading Star'

  • AKA Abies amabilis 'Procumbens'
  • Dwarf, prostrate habit
  • Very lush with blue-green needles
  • Makes an ideal specimen for rock gardens

Interesting Notes:

This cultivar is a ground cover type of Korean fir originating in Holland before 1960, possibly grafted from a side branch.

Zone:

5

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

Green
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Spreading Star Red Silver Fir Growing and Maintenance Tips

Typically a low-maintenance plant, its prostrate form can be maintained with light pruning. This cultivar does best in full sun in cooler climates and partial shade in warm areas. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.


Abies amabilis 'Spreading Star' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Spreading
Prostrate
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Abies amabilis 'Spreading Star'

Abies cephalonica 'Meyer's Dwarf'

Abies cephalonica 'Meyer's Dwarf'

Meyer's Dwarf Greek Fir

Abies koreana 'Green Carpet'

Abies koreana 'Green Carpet'

Green Carpet Korean Fir

Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata'

Abies procera 'Glauca Prostrata'

Prostrate Blue Noble Fir

Abies fraseri 'Klein's Nest'

Abies fraseri 'Klein's Nest'

Klein's Nest Dwarf Fraser Fir