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Abies nordmanniana

Nordmann fir

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Plant type

Evergreen tree


Dramatic foliage, Aromatic foliage



Skill level


Abies nordmanniana

Plant details

The Nordmann fir is a very handsome, easy to grow, and disease-resistant tree with aromatic dark green foliage. It is one of the best trees to use as a Christmas tree because it retains its needles well, even when cut. It also forms a shapely tree that is not too bushy, with good space between the branches. Plant on a rich, free-draining soil in full sunshine to encourage plants to form good shapely trees.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Abies

Species: nordmanniana

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 4500cm

Spread: 800cm

Time to plant seeds: February to May

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