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Californian Red Fir Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Abies magnifica

 

Californian Red Fir Tree

Fir trees are evergreen coniferous trees. They can be confused with other types of conifer. The way to tell a fir tree is by the way the needles grow, and by the cones. The soft needles are attached to the branch by what looks like a suction cup, and detach from the branch without leaving a peg behind. The fir tree cones grow upwards, like candles, rather than hanging down. They are softer than other coniferous trees, and they open up at the end of the season to spread their seeds. The trees can grow very large - up to 80 m. - and tend to be somewhat conical in shape. 'Abies Magnifica' typically grows at 1,400–2,700 metres elevation. Abies magnifica is a large tree which can grow to 40–60 metres tall and with a trunk diameter up to 2 metres. The bark on young trees is smooth and grey, which becomes red and fissured with age. The leaves are needle-like, blue-green' and are arranged spirally on the shoot. The tree has a slim conical shape

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plant Features
  • Californian Red Fir Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Californian Red Fir Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Californian Red Fir Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Californian Red Fir Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Californian Red Fir Tree

Latin name

Abies magnifica

type

Conifer

family

Pinaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Californian Red Fir Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Californian Red Fir Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Californian Red Fir Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Californian Red Fir Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Californian Red Fir Tree is 20.00meters x 60.00meters 20.00 M 60.00 M

Abies magnifica

Fir trees are evergreen coniferous trees. They can be confused with other types of conifer. The way to tell a fir tree is by the way the needles grow, and by the cones. The soft needles are attached to the branch by what looks like a suction cup, and detach from the branch without leaving a peg behind. The fir tree cones grow upwards, like candles, rather than hanging down. They are softer than other coniferous trees, and they open up at the end of the season to spread their seeds. The trees can grow very large - up to 80 m. - and tend to be somewhat conical in shape. 'Abies Magnifica' typically grows at 1,400–2,700 metres elevation. Abies magnifica is a large tree which can grow to 40–60 metres tall and with a trunk diameter up to 2 metres. The bark on young trees is smooth and grey, which becomes red and fissured with age. The leaves are needle-like, blue-green' and are arranged spirally on the shoot. The tree has a slim conical shape


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in slightly acidic soil in a sunny site. Dig a hole bigger than the root-ball, and put in some organic compost into the hole, before planting the tree.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed in early Spring in a pot of seed compost. Transplant to permanent sit whn the seedling is big enough to handle, and after it has been hardened off.

 
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