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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Feather-cone fir, Noble fir

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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

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - leaves are 1-3.5cm (½ to 1½in) long with narrow grey bands beneath.
  • Height - 25-45m (80-150ft)
  • Spread - 6-9m (20-30ft)
  • Conifer - female cones are cylindrical, green and brown, 15-25cm (6-10in) long and are produced on the uppermost branches when the tree is 6m (20ft) tall
  • Tree - whorled branches when young. Becomes broad and columnar with age.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - a popular Christmas tree. Introduced into UK by David Douglas 1830.
  • Pests & Diseases - adelgids, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - USA (Oregon, Washington)
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Linear - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Conical -
25-45m (80-150ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6-9m (20-30ft)

Buy Varieties of ABIES

ABIES concolor

ABIES concolor  >

Commonly known as: Colorado white fir, White fir.
smooth grey bark and blue green foliage
£15.00 each
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ABIES fraseri

ABIES fraseri  >

Commonly known as: Fraser fir.
A rare American conifer with dense crowded leaves and a conical crown
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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
£15.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

ABIES nordmanniana

ABIES nordmanniana  >

Commonly known as: Fir.
Tiered branches. Dense needles. Popular as a Christmas tree
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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