Plant of merit: ‘Blue Oak’

  • Tue Apr 15th, 2014 4:28pm
  • Life

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