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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
Abies seed can be sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).
Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
Other uses of Spanish Fir
Specimen trees, windbreaks and timber.