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Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica 'Argentea' ('Glauca', 'Arizonica Glauca', 'Arizonica Argentea')
lc: more intensely silver or light blue than the variety. It is the equivalent of Picea pungens 'Glauca' and may be
lc: more than one clone over the years.

Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica
ht: 15m - var. lasiocarpa is larger at 20-30m
bk: often more corky, yellowish than var. lasiocarpa
lc: more intensely silvery-blue than var. lasiocarpa
la: more distinctly noticed than var. lasiocarpa
geo: AZ USA - var. lasiocarpa is more common in AK to OR and down as south as NM USA.

Abies lasiocarpa 'Arizonica Compacta' ('Compacta Glauca', 'Glauca Compacta')
ht: 4 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide in many years
ha: dense, dwarf
lc: rich glaucous
id: it is not the larger, somewhat greener 'Compacta' shown below. The two names have been lumped. The true
id: clone here is very dwarf and distinctly blue.

Abies lasiocarpa 'Beissneri'
ls: needles falcate (sickle-shaped), twisted slightly to reveal the stomatal bands below

Abies lasiocarpa 'Coerulescens'
lc: more highly glaucous, blue overall
so: lost to gardens overall. 'Argentea' has replaced it.

'Compacta' - click imag to enlarge
Conifer Collection, Dawes Arboretum, OH USA. Summer 2003. This nearly perfect speciman is almost
legendary among conifer experts in N. America. Note it's size, scale, and density in contrast to the
dwarf cultivar before it and massive fir and spruces species behind it.

Abies lasiocarpa 'Compacta'
ht: 15 ft. tall x 12 ft. wide
ha: broadly conical to globose at first, very dense, semi-dwarf, more obtuse-pyramidal with age
lc: blue-green overall, more silvery stomatal lines appearing visible as one approaches it.
ns: this is not f. compacta (Beiss.) Rehd. which is a clone lost to gardens. It is not 'Arizonica Compacta' of the US
ns: trade as sometimes assumed.

Abies lasiocarpa 'Compacta Prostrata'
ha: prostrate (assumed from name)
or: Palomino, Italy. Scions were sent to Hillier & Sons Nursery 1970
ns: name is doubtful.

Abies lasiocarpa 'Conica'
ha: dwarf, broadly conica, compact
ll: 12mm long - needles are larger at 15-23mm long in the larger 'Compacta'
lc: needles are less glaucous than true 'Compacta'

Abies lasiocarpa 'Day Creek'
ns: a listed name in the US trade before 1983

Abies lasiocarpa 'Duflon'
ht: 6 in. tall x 6 in. wide in many years
ha: pygmy-sized dwarf, 0.25-0.5 in. growth as year, eventually a dense bun or globe. It is one of the smallest
ha: fir clones ever found.
or: Bita Duflon found near Lake Cushman in WA USA 1954. It is apparently a natural, genetic dwarf
or: dwarf seedling.
in: Ed Lohbrunner, BC

Abies lasiocarpa 'Flat Top'
ns: a listed name in the US trade before 1983

Abies lasiocarpa 'Green Globe'
ha: dense, dwarf, globose, 1-2 inches growth a year
lc: rich green - less blue than most clones 
ns: this clone is thought to be the same as the one sold as A. concolor 'Green Globe'. The RHS Checklist of 1987
ns: credits Bob Fincham of Coenosium Gardens with transferring the name in his 1985 catalog. H.J. Welch had
ns: included it under A. concolor in his 1979 book.

Abies lasiocarpa 'Kenwith Blue'
or: Kenwith Nurseries, UK before 2002

Abies lasiocarpa 'HB Logon Pass' ('Logon Pass')
ns: a listed name. Description needed.

Abies lasiocarpa 'King's Blue'
in: Kenwith Nursery UK c. 2002

Abies lasiocarpa 'Lopalpun'
ha: miniature dwarf, globose to buns-shaped, 0.5 inch growth a year
lc: rich blue-green, appearing greyish-green overall
or: Glacier National Park, MT USA as witches broom
so: Stanley & Sons Nursery (online catalog 2001)

Abies lasiocarpa 'Martha's Vineyard'
ha: compact, dwarf
lc: greenish overall
so: Stanley & Sons Nursery (online catalog 2001)

Abies lasiocarpa 'Mulligan's Dwarf'
ht: 2 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide says Stanley and Sons. Porterhowse says "dwarf upright" and 3 ft. x 2 ft.
ha: compact, bun-shaped at first, 2 inches growth a year, it less dwarf than 'Green Globe'
lc: green 

Abies lasiocarpa 'Nana'
ht: 140cm (16 years)
ha: dwarf
or: J. Noble CA USA found in the wild c. 1935

Abies lasiocarpa 'Pendula'
ha: strongly pendulous
ns: A. lasiocarpa pendula of Carriere is in fact A. concolor 'Pendula'. This is Ordung and Beissner's taxon.
so: it is thought to be lost to cultivation.

Abies lasiocarpa 'Prickly Pete'
ht: 20 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide
ha: fastigiate, vigorous
lc: blue-green
ll: reduced in size, giving a slightly prickly look
or: Jerry Morris before 2000
so: Stanley & Sons Nursery (online catalog 2001)

Abies lasiocarpa 'Rat'
ha: compact, dwarf
lc: green
ls: twisted, giving a slightly "ratty" look 
so: Stanley & Sons Nursery (online catalog 2001)

Abies lasiocarpa 'Roger Watson'
ha: dwarf, broadly conical, dense
lc: dark greyish-green
prop: roots well from cuttings
or: Roger Watson, Somerset UK c. 1959

Abies lasiocarpa 'Toenisvorst'
in: Kenwith Nursery UK c. 2002

Abies lasiocarpa 'Utah'
ha: flat mound, extreme dwarf, 0.5 inch growth a year
lc: light green
ns: this is an invalid name - needs a correct, distinct name
or: Jerry Morris before 2000
so: Stanley & Sons Nursery (online catalog 2001)