Abies magnifica

Californian red fir

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen tree


Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


photo by Rob Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (117946)

Plant details

This is a large, beautiful and noble tree with a narrow crown and stout trunk. The shoots are densely clothed with long, curved, blue-green needles and it bears large, barrel-shaped cones.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Abies

Species: magnifica

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 3000cm

Spread: 600cm

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