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'Mountain Beauty'

Two very different entities seem to be in cultivation under this name. In the United Kingdom, and perhaps in Europe, a semi-dwarf shrub to 1 x 1 m after ten years with relatively short, glaucous needles (Auders & Spicer 2012), while in North America a very dwarf prostrate ground-covering mat of blue foliage, barely exceeding 10 cm height for many years (Hatch 2018–2020). Both are supposed to have descended from the same parent, a witch’s broom found on a tree growing in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia, and introduced by Milton Nurseries before 1985. As Auders & Spicer succinctly put it, clarification is needed!

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