This European Silver Fir is a slow-growing evergreen conifer with a dense, irregular upright form. Needles are bright green with silvery undersides. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 4' tall by 3' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 F. USDA zone 5. Mr. Barabit was a forestry engineer living in Hungary who found and described over 200 cultivars of conifer brooms. Most of his heritage is found outside of Hungary in places like Holland and Belgium, then coming here to the USA. Mr. Barabit gave away his findings to friends who took them to other countries that propagated them. We are so lucky to have some of his gems!