Abies amabilis ‘Rock Star’

About Abies amabilis ‘Rock Star’: This Pacific Silver fir broom was discovered during a day trip up in the Cascade Mountains of eastern Washington in the summer of 2020. The Abies amabilis parent tree of this new cultivar was growing along the edge of a crumbling rock bluff.

Abies amabilis 'Rock Star' conifer broom
Abies amabilis ‘Rock Star’ broom

We returned in November to harvest scions, and to make matters worse, the rocky bluff was covered with loose rocks, moss, and ferns, so that the trip up was slippery and challenging with the long pole pruner!

Abies amabilis 'Rock Star' newly harvested branch with scions for grafting
‘Rock Star’ on the rocks

Fortunately, we were able to harvest just a portion of this Abies amabilis conifer broom, to leave most of the remainder of ‘Rock Star’ intact!

Abies amabilis 'Rock Star' freshly grafted scion in December 2020.
Abies amabilis ‘Rock Star’ fresh graft

This new Abies amabilis cultivar graft is safely tucked away in the green house for now. We are eagerly awaiting to see this Rock Star’s performance!