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Abies

Abies spp.

Abies alba foliage by Pastilletes on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45m

Max

8m

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Abies Overview

This genus contains almost 60 species of large evergreen coniferous trees known as Firs. At maturity, they can grow to heights of 80m and widths of 4m straight across the trunk. Their gendered cones resemble those of cedars, standing upright on branches and falling apart upon maturity to spread their seed contents. Branches bear linear, flattened, sometimes glossy, green, needle-like leaves. Opal Allergy Rating 2 - While all true Firs will produce pollen, it has a waxy coating and rarely causes allergy.

Common problems with Abies

How to propagate Abies

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 Abies

Specimen trees, windbreaks and timber.

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OPALS - Ogren Plant Allergy Scale

Plants with a very low potential to cause allergic reactions (1 to 3 rating)

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