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Abies nordmanniana ‘Golden Spreader’

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A very slow-growing evergreen conifer, Abies nordmanniana 'Golden Spreader' has ornamental soft golden-yellow foliage and a low spreading habit when young.

Once established after many years (10+), it typically develops into a an eye-catching very small, pyramidal tree.

A hardy conifer, the best foliage colour develops in a position with plenty of sunshine.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (2 - 3 year old plants)

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Abies nordmanniana ‘Golden Spreader’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Very Slow.
Habit: Abies nordmanniana 'Golden spreader' is low and spreading for many years eventually developing into a very small pyramidal tree.
Height: up to 3 m (10 ft) in many, many years.
Spread: eventually up to 2.5 m (8 ft)

Notes: If a main leader starts to develop it can be pruned out if a low, flat habit is required.

Plant Finder: about Abies nordmanniana ‘Golden Spreader’

Common names

Nordmann fir


Abies nordmanniana ‘Golden Spreader’ (Nordmann fir). This is a slow growing, broader pyramidal variety with spreading branches of bright yellow needles arranged in whorls. Lower branches are more yellow than the upper ones.


Grow in fertile soil in semi-shade.

Interest and use

Grown for striking foliage and habit. A specimen tree.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Abies nordmanniana ‘Golden Spreader’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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