Abies procera

Noble fir

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Plant type

Evergreen tree


Cones, Dramatic foliage, Aromatic foliage



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photo by Fiona Lea, copyright GAP Photos (128611)

Plant details

Also known as the noble fir this beautiful American conifer makes a stunning specimen tree. It has soft, bluish green, aromatic leaves, that point upwards and forwards along the shoots. These are complemented by cylindrical cones which ripen to a rich chocolately brown. In the open ground it forms a tall specimen tree. It is also good for cutting as a Christmas tree. Cut trees last well in the home without dropping foliage. The cut foliage is also good for making wreaths and other decorations at Christmas time.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Abies

Species: procera

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Light green, Blue-green

Feature: Cones, Dramatic foliage, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25000cm

Spread: 900cm

Time to plant seeds: January to February

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