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Can you help me identifying this tree

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I got the attached tree as a gift in New Year. It is approximately 50cm tall, healthy in the pot. I would like to plant it to my garden but first I want to check if it is a tree that will not grow tremendously and block all the light since it will be impossible to move around once planted.

can you help identifying the species 

thanks

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,007

    Looks to me like a blue form of abies, maybe koreana.  Have a look at the images on this website to compare with yours http://www.coniferkingdom.com/blue/ and then google the variety for cultivation information of the one you think is right.  That should tell you its eventual size.  I suspect, if left alone, it'll be one that gets to 12m high with a spread of 8m at the base but over a lifetime, not in the next 10 years.

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143

    I think it looks more like Picea pungens 'Glauca' ; plant in a wet position if possible as they hate dryness .

    You'll find over time the lower branches will turn brown and lose their needles , this is quite normal . These can be removed as and when .

    Not a particularly fast grower ; a garden I 'do' has one @ around 30' tall , but it's been in around 35-40 years .

    Last edited: 14 January 2018 15:53:07

  • Agree with Obelixx.

    Most likely Glauca group, down to it's bluish-grey colour. Check out https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/62/i-Abies-procera-i-(Glauca-Group)-Glauca-Prostrata/Details

    Hope this helps 

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