Abies pinsapo 'Glauca'

Hedgehog fir

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Plant type

Evergreen tree



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photo by Ron Evans, copyright GAP Photos (161305)

Plant details

This makes a medium-sized tree with striking blue-grey leaves and cylindrical cones, which are green when young and ripening to brown. While most firs prefer slightly acidic soil, this one will also do well on chalk. Its many fine qualities have led to the Royal Horticultural Society giving it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Abies

Species: pinsapo

Cultivar: Glauca

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Grey

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 2500cm

Spread: 800cm

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