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Abies balsamea 'Piccolo'

More About Abies balsamea 'Piccolo'

  • 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

Interesting Notes:

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.

Zone:

3

Height:

40-50 cm

Spread:

60-70 cm
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Piccolo Dwarf Balsam Fir Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Abies balsamea 'Piccolo' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Globe
Dwarf
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Abies balsamea 'Piccolo'

Abies balsamea 'Nana'

Abies balsamea 'Nana'

Dwarf Balsam Fir

Picea abies 'Little Gem'

Picea abies 'Little Gem'

Little Gem Norway Spruce

Abies koreana 'Silberperle'

Abies koreana 'Silberperle'

Silver Pearl Korean Fir

Abies koreana 'Blauer Eskimo'

Abies koreana 'Blauer Eskimo'

Miniature Korean Fir