Abies “PNW” ‘Topper’

This nice Abies fir broom cultivar, ‘Topper’, was labeled “PNW” (Pacific NorthWest) because the tree was nearly dead with missing needles and dead branches, making it difficult to identify. The broom was the only viable looking part of the tree when we discovered and harvested this fir. We thought it may be an Abies amabilis broom since there were many amabilis growing in the area. But since we could not conclusively confirm the identity, we labelled it “PNW”, along with the Abies cultivar ‘Pacific Pearls’, with similar circumstances. It had a beautiful miniature tree configuration. Only a few grafts survived, probably because the broom itself was also in the process of dying.

Abies fir broom 'Topper'
Abies ‘Topper’ broom from the Cascade Mountain Range of the Pacific Northwest, Washington.
Abies fir broom 'Topper' with a nice miniature tree configuration.
Abies ‘Topper’ with cute miniature tree configuration, with a height of about 3 feet.
Close up of Abies fir cultivar 'Topper'
Close up of ‘Topper’
Surviving graft of Abies fir cultivar 'Topper'
A surviving graft of ‘Topper’