Pyramidal European Silver Fir

Abies alba 'Pyramidalis'

  • Grows in a tight pyramidal shape, opening with age
  • Needles are dark green with a silver stripe on the reverse
  • Purple cones grow upright and disintegrate while still on the plant
  • Can be 'candled' to maintain shape

ZONE:
4

HEIGHT:
2.50-3 m

SPREAD:
100-125 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in an acidic well-drained moist to damp soil. Avoid planting in heavy clay or areas with poor drainage. In late spring, when buds are still light green and approximately 5 cm long, they can be pinched in half with thumb and finger to help maintain shape.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
Medium
ATTRIBUTES:
Fruit
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Silver
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen