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Spanish Fir

Abies pinsapo

Abies pinsapo 03 by Line1 by Liné1 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

8m

10m

Min

4m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Spanish Fir Overview

    Also known as Spanish fir, this coniferous, evergreen tree species originates from southern Spain and northern Morocco. It develops a conical crown shape which may become irregular with age. Foliage is glaucous, pale blue-green and banded with white wax on both sides. This is reduced to needle-like structures measuring approximately 1.5–2 cm long. Cones are cylindrical, coloured purple to pink-green as they develop, reaching a length of around 9–18 cm and becoming smooth, with small scales holding winged seeds.

    How to propagate Spanish 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 Spanish Fir

    Specimen trees, windbreaks and timber.