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,'Golden Spreader' is a slow-growing evergreen conifer making a small shrub of spreading, bushy growth, wider than tall. The needles turn from green to a beautiful bright golden-yellow in the winter bringing colour to a garden.
Soil Type: Acid, alkaline, heavy clay, light sandy, normal. Aspect: Partial shade, sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green, yellow needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 litre. Ultimate Height: 0.5 - 1m. Ultimate Spread: 1 - 1.5m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: A mounding, spreading plant when young, Abies Nordmanniana‘Golden Spreader’ will develop a pyramidal form with age. This ornamental tree has also won an RHS Garden Merit Award.