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Abies procera

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Characteristics

Plant type

Tree or Conifer

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Resilience

Hardiness

old H4 (hardy)

Colour

Foliage

Blue and Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit

Brown and Purple in Spring

Size

Ultimate height

Higher than 12 metres

Ultimate spread

4-8 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

noble fir

Family

Pinaceae


Abies are evergreen conifers, often very tall, with whorled branches bearing flattened, linear leaves, often whitish beneath, and on the upper branches, large cones which break up whilst attached to the tree

A. procera is a vigorous evergreen conifer forming a large tree with broadly conical crown and upcurved blue-green needles. Cones large, deep purple-brown when young

Other common names

  • noble fir
  • tuck-tuck pine

Synonym(s)

  • Abies nobilis

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained slightly acidic soil. Spreads with age

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get aphids and adelgids

Diseases

Generally disease free