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Abies amabilis ‘Spreading Star’

Pacific silver fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height4m to 5m
  • Spread4m to 5m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourViolet-blue cones
  • Leaf ColourLight-dark green

Description

Abies amabilis ‘Spreading Star’ (Pacific silver fir). This species is a hemi-spherical evergreen conifer, the leaves are needle-like with a marked contrast between the young, pale green, and darker green mature growth.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Conifer

Origin

S. Alaska to N. California

Interest and use

Foliage interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in light, medium, heavy, clay well-drained fertile soil.

Propagation

By seed

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem, although this genus is fairly resistant. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation. Prone to adelgids.

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