|These cone-bearing evergreens, commonly called firs, are large, majestic trees. Place them in groups, singly in lawns, or in forest plantings. Their upright cones vary in color -- purple, blue, red-brown or green -- by species. The flat needles are aromatic. Firs prefer moist, cool, acid soil, and full sun. Many types need some winter chill and shelter from wind. Polluted city air hinders growth. Though firs do not require pruning, you can tip back branch ends to promote denser growth. Even large trees are transplantable.
The stiff green needles of this slow-growing Fir radiate uniformly around the branches. Young, symmetrical plants are dense and look like Christmas trees. Older, more wide-spreading trees add a sense of architecture and drama to the yard.
Attributes - Abies pinsapo
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 25 ft. to 40 ft.
Width: 25 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates.
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