Slide Show: Porterhowse Farms
Acrocona Norway spruce (Picea abies ‘Acrocona’) with gorgeous hot pinky-purple new cones
Likiang spruce (Picea likiangensis) with heavy cone set the year after being moved. Conifers sometimes react to stress by trying to reproduce.
Silver Show Korean fir (Abies koreana ‘Silver Show’) – Don tells me that, in the weeks since this photo was taken, it has grown beautiful new purple cones. What a combination!
Here you can easily see a diversity of female cones, both new and old, on one tree. Do you see any male cones? This is Pusch Norway spruce (Picea abies ‘Pusch’).
Proprietor and conifer expert Don Howse standing in front of the oldest Silberlocke Korean fir on the West Coast (tall silvery tree in backdrop). He holds a start of an even more silvery, choice Korean fir in his hands, propagated from his large Silbe