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 Abies Concolor 'Wintergold' is a very slow-growing, as it matures a pyramidal conifer with grey bark and flattened needles that are yellow-green in the spring turning bright gold in winter. The needles also have a great lemony scent. An unusual addition to all gardens.
Soil Type: Acid, alkaline, heavy clay, light sandy, normal. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Yellow/green - golden needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 litre. Ultimate Height: 4 - 8m. Ultimate Spread: 2.5 - 4cm. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Turns a beautiful bright golden colour in the winter.