Abies

Abies balsamea ‘Creme de Menthe’

This was a nice looking Abies balsamea broom that was discovered in Upper Michigan in January 2017 shortly before finding another cool balsam broom, ‘Orlok’! Mike was on a venture to retrieve a Picea glauca broom late in the day, one that we had found several months prior. To his dismay, the trees in that area had been cut down in the interim. But he was delighted when he turned back to leave and discovered ‘Creme de Menthe’ and then shortly afterward, at sunset, ‘Orlok’! The Abies balsamea ‘Creme de Menthe’ and its grafts have a pleasing minty green coloration, and thus it’s name!

Balsam fir broom in tree, 'Creme de Menthe'
Abies balsamea ‘Creme de Menthe’ in situ.
Abies balsamea 'Creme de Menthe' in a line up with other harvested balsam fir brooms, 2017
Abies balsamea ‘Creme de Menthe’ broom in a line up with other balsam fir brooms, 2017
Abies balsamea 'Creme de Menthe' new cultivar at the Oregon Garden arboretum
‘Creme de Menthe’ on display at the Oregon Garden arboretum.