Just found this earth star beneath a conifer. Don't know which species but I've never found one before. Anyone know the species?
Can tolerate warmer conditions than other firs. Needs moist, slightly acidic, well drained soil.
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.