Abies Pinsapo 'Horstmann'  Dwarf Horstmann Spanish Fir 
Abies Pinsapo 'Horstmann' abpihors  
This very dwarf version
of the Spanish Fir grows extremely densely. Growth is fairly slow at first, forming a slowly expanding blue ball.  The plant shown is about 7 years old after grafting onto balsam fir and is starting to form a leader. It is about 3 feet tall.  It would be interesting to see what form will develop in the next few years. However, to maintain compact growth the leader could be pruned out below the top whirl of branches. Spanish Fir is almost extinct in its Spanish mountain native habitat, but the few remaining groves are now protected. It is drought resistant when established. Needs good sun for best color and growth, at least 6 hours per day.

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