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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 2′ (60 cm) tall, spreading horizontally, and bluer in color than its natural progenitor. Needles are soft.

Online References:



Florawonder.blogspot.com (Abies procera ‘Glauca’)


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

Range: Zones 5-8:

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