Shade Grade: B
This is a sun plant for sure. We'll see how it performs in part sun!
Subalpine Fir “Alpine Beauty”
UPDATE 2021: Giving this guy a B shade grade – I don’t imagine it would do well in full shade but it’s growing rather well on our part-shade deck.
We bought this little cutie as a “consolation prize” from Peninsula Nursery because all 3 of their amazing larger “Green Globe” Abies lasiocarpa were sold. “Alpine beauty” will never get as big as “Green Globe”, but shows a lot of personality for its size. Its hazy blue needles and bonsai-like appearance make it an a great potted specimen for year-round interest. It looks great next to our begonias and other leafy perennials on the back deck.
07/2019: Planted in white glazed pot on deck