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European Silver Fir

Abies alba

Also known as

Birth Tree, Christmastree, Silver Fir, White Fir

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

55m

Max

9m

40m

Min

3m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has a mild fragrance

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    European Silver Fir Overview

    A large coniferous tree that grows to around 40-50m usually growing on mountains that have a lot of rainfall. The leaves are needle like and glossy dark green.

    Common problems with European Silver Fir

    How to propagate European Silver Fir

    Seed

    Abies seed can be sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

    Cuttings

    Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

    Other uses of European Silver Fir

    Tall evergreen tree.