Genus Abies are evergreen conifers, widespread in Asia, Central America, Europe, North America and North Africa. Often very tall, with spiralled branches bearing flattened, linear leaves. The seed-cones stand upright on the branches unlike Spruces which have pendulous cones. Young cones are very eye-catching, ranging in colours from white, green, blueish violet and a purple red.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Abies homolepis 'F.R. Newman'is an attractive, compact, low-spreading fir with glossy green needles. This is a miniature version of the original. These small conifers are grafted onto stems to enhance the aesthetics of their shape and play on the plants natural features.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - blue needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 1.5 - 2.5m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5 - 2.5m. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Perfect for rock gardens.