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Plant of merit: 'Blue Oak'

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  • The silvery Blue Oak fir blends well with white or purple plants in the landscape.

    Sandra Schumacher

    The silvery Blue Oak fir blends well with white or purple plants in the landscape.

WHAT: Abies concolor ‘Blue Oak’ is a white fir with thin soft blue needles and a branches that have a weeping habit.
A dwarf conifer, it is native to the mountains of southern Oregon and California.
It’s color lends itself to use either as a single specimen or planted in a mixed border with silver, white and purple plants.
Blue Oak’s needles have a delicious citrus fragrance and in the landscape will thrive in moist well-drained soil.
SUN OR SHADE: Requires full to part sun.
SIZE: At maturity it will reach 10 feet in height and 4 feet in width, after 10 years.
SEE IT: In the conifer garden at Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens; 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; www.evergreenarboretum.com. Call 425-257-8597.
Sandra Schumacher

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