Abies pinsapo 'GLAUCA'

Abies pinsapo
Abies pinsapo  'GLAUCA'
Spanish fir, hedgehog fir
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH 1.5-2.5m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES silvery-blue
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION semi-shade / partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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Spanish fir is one of the most popular conifers with blue needles. It is also called hedgehog fir as the needles are short and stiff, regularly composed around its branches. The shape is broadly conical, very neat and regular.

Glauca has striking silvery-blue needles which make it easy to combine with other darker green or golden coloured conifers. It grows about 3-4m in 20 years. After further decades, in full maturity, the overall height can reach some 10m. Having said that, there are mostly grafted plants in cultivation whose growth rate and size are reduced and these have denser branching. Female cones are cylindrical, about 10 cm long and grow erect on insolated branches. They ripen in August.

Spanish fir likes light, medium fertile, slightly acidic soil that remains moist. The best location is light shade or filtered sun, but if sufficiently mulched it can grow in full sun, too. It likes warmth and will suffer in draft so avoid windy places and do not plant it in cold, mountainous resorts. Fully hardy to -25 to -27°(USDA zone 5b).

Last update 20-12-2007; 06-01-2012
SIZES and PRICES
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Abies pinsapo height 100-125 cm, width 50-60 cm
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Abies pinsapo height 100-125 cm, width 50-60 cm
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Abies pinsapo height 125-150 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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