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 Pinsapo ‘Aurea' is a medium-sized coniferous shrub, or small tree, reaching a maximum height of 8m. The rigid, tapered leaves radiate from all sides of the branchlets and the new foliage emerges a golden-yellow colour before maturing to green.
Soil Type: Acid, alkaline, heavy clay, light sandy, normal. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Golden-yellow and green needles. Ultimate Height: 4 - 8m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5 - 2.5cm Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 litre. Special Attributes: Abies Pinsapo 'Aurea' has bright gold new growth that turns green by winter in some parts of the country.