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SPANISH FIR
Abies pinsapo

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Photo Locations: Sacramento State University - Sacramento, CA, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Fort Bragg, CA

General Notes

Can be grown in a container. 'Glauca' cultivar has blue gray foliage. Variety maroccana, native to Morocco, has less glaucus leaves.

Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.

Native to Spain.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 25 - 80 feet.

Width: 10 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 175 years.

Leaves Needle, Medium to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Purple Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.

Bark Dark Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Very Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 11 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Abies pinsapo Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/abies-pinsapo >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.