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Spanish Fir Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Abies pinsapo

 

Spanish 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. 'Spanish Fir' is endemic Abies of some mountainous ranges of south Spain, particularly Málaga and Cádiz. It is a narrow, evergreen conifer that matures to a broad pyramidal shape. Trees are slow growing, but eventually rise to 25m tall. Seed cones emerge greenish pink to purple, maturing to brown.

 
plant Features
  • Spanish Fir Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Spanish Fir Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Spanish Fir Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Spanish Fir Tree

Latin name

Abies pinsapo

type

Conifer

family

Pinaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Spanish Fir Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Spanish Fir Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Spanish 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 Spanish Fir Tree is 15.00meters x 25.00meters 15.00 M 25.00 M

Abies pinsapo

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. 'Spanish Fir' is endemic Abies of some mountainous ranges of south Spain, particularly Málaga and Cádiz. It is a narrow, evergreen conifer that matures to a broad pyramidal shape. Trees are slow growing, but eventually rise to 25m tall. Seed cones emerge greenish pink to purple, maturing to brown.


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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