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Abies procera

Noble fir

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  • Abies procera | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Abies procera | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & October
  • Height20m to 50m
  • Spread4m to 10m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourGreen, ripening to purple-brown
  • Leaf ColourGreenish blue-grey

Description

Abies procera (Noble fir). This is one of the most handsome of the firs; it demands water and a cool climate to survive. The needles are blue-green in colour and closely set on very stiff branches. The cones are about 10cm long and brown-purple in colour.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

The coasts of Washington and California USA

Interest and use

Specimen, producing ornamental fruits. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile light, medium or heavy clay and poor quality 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

Aphids.

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