Posted: 26/09/2016 at 12:59
It is a species of Abies, the Silver firs. Picea, the Spruces have drooping cones, these cones are upright. Cedrus also have upright cones but bear their needles in rosettes like a Larch. With it bearing cones on a plant just 8ft high my guess would be Abies koreana as most other species do not bear cones till much bigger. I hope it is A.koreana as it the smallest and slowest growing of Abies, in fact the only wanted suited to a garden in the long term. To confirm it is Abies not Picea pull one of the needles off. On Abies the needle will rip off a little bark, on Picea the needle comes of leaving a little protruding "peg".