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Abies procera ‘Glauca’

Noble fir

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & October
  • Height12m to 20m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Flower ColourGreen, ripening to purple-brown
  • Leaf ColourBlue shades

Description

Abies procera ‘Glauca’ (Noble fir). This variety is an upright needled evergreen conifer tree. The leaves are blue-green and whorled.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

The coasts of Washington and California USA

Interest and use

Year-round interest.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist 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

Aphids.

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