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Commonly known as Fir

Abies, Silver Fir, is a genus of about 50 species from Europe, northern Africa, Asia and North America, dominating their northern and mountainous regions.

All make good shelter breaks and screening and attractive specimen trees.

Contains two contenders for best Christmas tree in the Nordmann fir, A. nordmanniana and, increasing in popularity, the American Fraser fir A. fraseri

  • Good to know - female cones are often purplish-blue, erect and produced on the upper branches. Males are pendent, green when young turning purplish brown and produced throughout the crown.
  • Pests & Diseases - adelgids, honey fungus.
  • Place of Origin - Europe, northern Africa, Asia, North America.
  • Conifer
  • Evergreen - flattened mid- to dark-green leaves, often with 2 longitudinal silver bands beneath.
  • Tree
  • Full Sun - will tolerate shade.Shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil

Buy Varieties of ABIES

ABIES concolor

ABIES concolor  >

Commonly known as: Colorado white fir, White fir.
smooth grey bark and blue green foliage
£13.50 each

ABIES fraseri

ABIES fraseri  >

Commonly known as: Fraser fir.
A rare American conifer with dense crowded leaves and a conical crown
£13.50 each

ABIES grandis

ABIES grandis  >

Commonly known as: Giant fir, Grand fir.
very quick growing tree with shiny green leaves
£13.50 each
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ABIES koreana   AWARD

ABIES koreana  >

Commonly known as: Korean fir.
A small slow growing compact tree with white undersides to the leaves and violet-purple upright cylindrical cones
£13.50 each

ABIES procera

ABIES procera  >

Commonly known as: Feather-cone fir, Noble fir.
vigorous pyramidal fir tree with blue grey foliage
£13.50 each

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