• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Abies procera

Noble fir

Noble fir

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  • Other common names Noble fir
    Tuck-tuck pine

  • Synonyms Abies nobilis

  • Genus Abies are evergreen conifers, often very tall, with whorled branches bearing flattened, linear leaves, often whitish beneath, and on the upper branches, large cones which break up whilst attached to the tree

  • Family Pinaceae / Pinaceae

  • Species A. procera is a vigorous evergreen conifer forming a large tree with broadly conical crown and upcurved blue-green needles. Cones large, deep purple-brown when young

  • Plant range NW United States

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Columnar_Upright#Columnar/Upright

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moist but well-drained slightly acidic soil. Spreads with age

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Can get aphids and adelgids

Diseases Generally disease free

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