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.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!