Abies pinsapoAbies pinsapo

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Abies pinsapo
  • PRONUNCIATION: a-BEEZ pine-SAP-po
  • COMMON NAME: Spanish Fir
  • FAMILY: Pinaceae
  • NATIVITY: Spain.
  • GROWTH HABIT: Broadly conical and stiff...stiff...STIFF!
  • SIZE: 25 - 40' to 60' in native stands.
  • HARDINESS: Zone 6 - 8.
  • CULTURE: Sun and well drained soils. Is doing well at the National Arboretum. Possibly more heat tolerant than some give it credit.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Specimen tree in formal gardens or used for its distinctive habit.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, radially arranged around the stem, 1/4 to 5/8" long.
    Foliage is stiff and plastic-like, with white bands beneath.
  • BUDS: Globose and resinous, small.
  • BARK: Smooth in youth, becoming rougher with age.
  • FRUIT: Cone, sessile, 3/4", light brown.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cultivars are grafted.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:
    • `Aurea' - yellow foliage
    • `Glauca' - distinct steel blue color.

 

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