Abies

Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’

Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ is a beautiful Pacific silver fir broom! It was discovered on a mountain hillside densely covered with relatively young 10-15 ft tall Abies amabilis trees. The broom, perched near the top of the tree, shows off silvery undersides and multiple upright “shooting” leaders! The broom measured 30 inches tall, and 18 inches wide! It was extremely difficult to access the broom, while maneuvering a 16 foot pole saw uphill, around heavily branched trees that seemed less than 2 feet apart!… Look out ‘Spreading Star’!… Here comes ‘Shooting Star’!!!!

Beautiful Pacific silver fir broom
Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ is a beautiful Pacific silver fir broom!
Pacific fir broom ‘Shooting Star’ harvest time November 2019
Harvest time November 2019
Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ with silvery undersides and multiple upright “shooting”   leaders!
Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ showing off silvery undersides and multiple upright “shooting” leaders!
Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ Pacific fir broom measures 30 inches tall, 18 inches wide. And very heavy!
Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ measures 30 inches tall, 18 inches wide. And very heavy!
Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ grafts in the Spring of 2019
Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ grafts in the Spring of 2019, from our first attempt, harvesting a few scions in the Autumn of 2018.
Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ grafts pushing in Spring 2019
Abies amabilis ‘Shooting Star’ grafts pushing in Spring 2019, from first attempt, harvesting a few scions in the Autumn 2018.