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Q.Fir Tree (miniature) Options

Zone Hants | Gerbs added on April 25, 2024 | Answered

Good afternoon, I hope that this message finds you well. Our house is called Fir Cottsge. We have a beautiful large Fir Tree in our front garden. After recently having our driveway redesigned and built we have room for a small (miniature) fir tree (if these exist) Please see attached photo of the space. I wondered if you would be so kind to recommend an appropriate tree / plat / shrub that you feel would be appropriate for the space. Thank you in advance

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Answered on April 25, 2024

If you are looking for a smaller fir, then I would suggest Korean Fir ('Silberlocke'). It is one of the 'shorter' firs, coming in at 20-30 feet. If you are willing to go outside of the true firs, then popular varieties like Dwarf Alberta Spruce ('Conica') features dense foliage and unique appearances, making them ideal for decorative landscapes. Meyer's Dwarf and Blue Nest Spruce are also excellent choices, known for their compact growth habits and suitability for rock gardens or confined spaces. These dwarf fir trees typically reach heights ranging from 2 to 6 feet, providing versatility and charm to landscaping projects. When choosing a dwarf fir, consider factors such as growth rate and specific growing conditions to ensure successful cultivation in your garden or landscape design.


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