Loowit looks like a little Balsam fir but take more sun and heat. Loowit has tiny needles on short congested branches and is very slow growing. The needle undersides look like white grains rice. Thus the name Tiny Rice Tree. This small dwarf was selected from hemlock seed collected in the high alpine region of Fukushima prefecture, Japan. It was given the Native American name Loowit for Mt. St. Helens in Washington stste. Give moist well drained average soil. Takes full sun in all but the hottest climates where it should have filtered shade. Mini Forest proudly offers this hardy little plant that honors a mountain whose perfect shape once challenged the perfection of Mt, Fuji.
Sky's comments: As a child I remember with pride Mount St. Helens beautiful (inverted) cone shape. On clear days when she was covered in fresh snow and basking in the sunlight she was dazzling, In1980 with my own growing family we witnessed with horrior and fasination the tremendous power of her great eruption. Although the flora and fauna have come back ito the hills at her base, the question remains- Will we ever see her perfect cone top again?