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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.
How to propagate 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 Fir
Specimen trees, windbreaks and timber.
OPALS - Ogren Plant Allergy Scale
Plants with a very low potential to cause allergic reactions (1 to 3 rating)