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Abies nordmanniana ‘Golden Spreader’

Nordmann fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height1m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourGreen brown ripening to reddish brown
  • Leaf ColourYellow-green

Description

Abies nordmanniana ‘Golden Spreader’ (Nordmann fir). This is a slow growing, broader pyramidal variety with spreading branches of bright yellow needles arranged in whorls. Lower branches are more yellow than the upper ones.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Shrub, Conifer or Tree

Origin

Netherlands

Interest and use

Grown for striking foliage and habit. A specimen tree.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile soil in semi-shade.

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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