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Abies nordmanniana

Nordmann fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height15m to 40m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitColumnar
  • Flower ColourGreen brown ripening to reddish brown
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Abies nordmanniana (Nordmann fir). This fir can grow to 60m. It has dark-green, shining needles with whitish-silver undersides and the long fat cones ripen to a reddish brown colour.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Caucasian fir

Origin

Mediterranean and Asia Minor (Greece)

Interest and use

Specimen, container, ornamental, Christmas tree

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It grows well as a long term container tree and because of this will make an excellent Christmas tree. This fir must have water during the summer and a cool climate. Grow in clay fertile 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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