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Abies firma

Momi Fir

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  • Abies firma | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Abies firma | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height12.19m to 18.29m
  • Spread9.14m to 15.24m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourPurplish blue
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Abies firma (Momi Fir). This large, aromatic tree has brown bark with branches spreading slightly as they ascend. The pale green leaves are arranged in a comb-like way.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Tree

Origin

Japan

Momi is the Japanese word for Fir.

Interest and use

Grown for timber in Japan. Specimen tree. Also grown as a Christmas tree.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Can tolerate warmer conditions than other firs. Needs moist, slightly acidic, well drained soil.

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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