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Abies koreana 'Kohouts Icebreaker'


Abies koreana 'Kohouts Icebreaker'



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Interesting name for a fascinating Abies :o)

22 Dec, 2012

 

Yes, the name is interesting, too :))

23 Dec, 2012

 

The plant was found as a witches' broom by Jorg Kohout from Germany, he gave it the English name 'Icebreaker' because plants with English names are more marketable worldwide.

23 Dec, 2012

 

Not surprising the English names are more marketable.
How common is it for the witches' brooms to be found in this way, and become marketed plants ?

23 Dec, 2012

 

another one for my "maybe" list, thanks!

23 Dec, 2012

 

TT@Lol.

23 Dec, 2012

 

Fran@this one looks nice, but I searched google and saw others, they donĀ“t look very pretty in majority of cases. At least to me. Too dishevelled.

23 Dec, 2012

 

Not really common Terra, because witches' broom finds have to be propagated by grafting, then it can take at least three years to make anything like a saleable plant, so it's an expensive process, although conifer enthusiasts and collectors are ... your average gardener, isn't willing to pay a premium for this type of plant.

23 Dec, 2012

 

OK, Kat, I'llput a question mark after it on the list - I have three lists, "definitely want", "maybe" and "probably not - at least not while I'm living here"

I need to check out in detail all theplants, in all seasons and at all stages of growth, so that I can move them to another list or just delete them.

23 Dec, 2012

 

Not sure what Katarina means by this plant looking 'dishevelled' perhaps she could elaborate a bit more ?

23 Dec, 2012

 

I don't mind plants looking a b it dishevelled, I frequently look like that myself! but could stand to find out more about it, all the same.

23 Dec, 2012

 

What would you like to know ?

24 Dec, 2012

 

just how "dishevelled" it gets!

I can check out the rest later, doubt i'll have room for it here, so I've got time to look; doubt I'll get a move any time soon

24 Dec, 2012

 

"Not really common Terra, because witches' broom finds have to be propagated by grafting, then it can take at least three years to make anything like a saleable plant, so it's an expensive process, although conifer enthusiasts and collectors are ... your average gardener, isn't willing to pay a premium for this type of plant."

Thanks ... ... yes I can see that the grafting and time scale would make it an expensive undertaking ...

24 Dec, 2012

 

Doesn't get dishevelled as far as I'm concerned. It's not been around that long, Was introduced within the last ten years, starts off as a flat tight little mound for a few years, then puts up one or two short stout little leaders, so likely to make a reasonably tight smallish dumpy pyramid in time, probably no more than 60cms x 30cms in 15 years IMO.

24 Dec, 2012

 

thanks dear, it definitely goes on my list, then

25 Dec, 2012

 

Beautiful.

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