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Abies nordmanniana Growing Guide

How to Grow Caucasian fir in your Garden

Caucasian fir

Abies nordmanniana 'Golden Spreader' photograph by Karl Gercens.

Quick Abies nordmanniana Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Abies nordmanniana
  • Common Name: Caucasian fir
  • Growing Zone (USA): 4 to 6
  • Life Cycle/Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 600 to 1560
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 120 to 240
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Columnar, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Slow
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seed
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Aphidsand adelgids
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Best used in: Christmas tree, Areas requiring pest tolerance, Screen, Specimen
  • Miscellaneous : Non-native to North America, Does not bloom
  • Genus Detail: Abies
  • Further Reading: Here and Here
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Closely related species: Abies koreana; Compact white fir; Silver fir



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Annona reticulata
Anthurium andraeanum
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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
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