Abies

Abies procera ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

Abies procera ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ is a new cultivar of a Noble fir broom. It was found by Mike & Cheryl Davison at White Pass in the Cascade Mountain range. Others have said that this cultivar rivals Abies procera ‘Blaue Hexe’ because of its beauty, vigorous nature, and it is more easily propagated. It is a vibrant powdery blue color with dense foliage, and vigorous budding along the length of the scions. Most of the Noble fir specimens in the industry arise from seedlings discovered in Christmas tree farms whereas the origin of this cultivar is from a bud mutation which formed a broom.

Abies procera 'Rhapsody in Blue' bud mutation broom arising from a Noble fir in the Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountain range.
‘Rhapsody in Blue’ bud mutation broom arising from a Noble fir in the PNW Cascade Mountain range.
Mike Davison harvesting Abies procera 'Rhapsody in Blue' broom at White Pass WA in the Cascade mountain range
Mike Davison harvesting ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ broom at White Pass WA in the Cascades
Abies procera 'Rhapsody in Blue' broom photo
Abies procera ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ broom photo
Abies procera 'Rhapsody in Blue' scion with vigorous new growth
Abies procera ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ scion with vigorous new growth