Abies procera – Abies nobilis – Noble Fir –

SKU: PDE-160251201 Categories: , ,


Abies- Fir

This mid to large evergreen shrubs and trees, makes them ideal for shurburn areas.  They prefer cool-cold climates such as Europe, North Africa, Asia and North America mountainous areas where they escape urban pollution and extreme temperatures although some varies expand into the tropics.  These fir’s has long narrow, needles that are distributed equally horizontal and laterally along the twig. Color differs mid to dark green often with grayish white bands underneath. Female cones grow erect on upper branches, which ripen over a year then release seeds.

They prefer sun moist soil or soil with good moisture retention but with good drainage, neutral to alkaline soil.  The only pruning needed to be done is to remove dead twigs to insure good circulation.

Prone to adelgids, bark beetles, bagworms and spruce budworms.  A wide variety of fungi cause needle blights and root rots.  Rust diseases are common.

A. procera – A. nobilis – Noble Fir – Native to high rainfall areas of northwestern USA. It is roughly pyramidal in shape and reach 250’ feet tall and 30’ feet wide.  The needles are ½ inch long gray-green to blue silver in color with a gray-banded underside.  Cones are large, 10-inch fat barrel shape purplish-brown.  The bluer needle selections are usually group together under the cultivars name ‘Glauca’.  ‘Glauca Prostrate’has blue foliage, which are more commonly cultivated.

Zones 4-9