Abies balsamae 'Piccolo'

Piccolo Dwarf Balsam Fir

Categories: Dwarf Conifers

A real gem, 'Piccolo' is ideal for rock gardens, containers and small landscapes. Grows about 1" per year, quite miniature in all respects. Planted at the Iowa Arboretum - appears to be hardier than 'Nana'.


More About Abies balsamae 'Piccolo'

  • Originated and introduced by Edwin Carstens Nursery, Varel, Germany
  • great for small landscapes

Tiny, radiating, dark green needles arch downward on many short, nearly vertical branches. Prominent brown buds highlight the branch tips on the dense, very dwarf globe.


Height:

1-2 ft

Spread:

2-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3-7

Abies balsamae 'Piccolo' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Evergreen
  • Ground Cover
  • Specimen

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Clumping