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Abies cephalonica

Greek fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height20m to 30m
  • Spread5m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Flower ColourBrown
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Abies cephalonica (Greek fir). This species is an upright Mediterranean conifer with a conical crown, and can reach heights of about 36m. The needles produced are prickly and glossy green, with cones that are brown in colour and are about 10cm long.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Grecian fir

Origin

C and S Greece

Interest and use

Grown as a specimen tree.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Not fussy about soil and can grow in deep shade (although at a slower rate). Prefers a slightly acidic soil but can tolerate chalk soils. This plant does not tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Propagation

Abies seed can be sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

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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