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Abies cephalonica (Greek Fir)

Greek Fir


Abies cephalonica (Greek Fir) is a large evergreen conifer of conical habit adorned with spreading, erect branches on mature trees. Sharp and stiff, the needles are glossy dark green with two blue-white bands beneath. The seed cones, 4-8 in. long (10-20 cm), are brown when ripe, and disintegrate when mature to release the seeds. The bark is gray-brown, becoming furrowed with age. Fast-growing, Greek Fir is noted for its hardiness, drought-tolerance, and insect-resistance.

  • Grows up to 70-100 ft. high (21-30 m) and 15-30 ft. wide (4-9 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils.
  • No pruning required.
  • Native to the mountains of Greece.

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Hardiness 5 – 6
Heat Zones 5 – 6
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Abies - Firs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 70' – 100' (21m – 30m)
Spread 15' – 30' (4.5m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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Konstantinos Livadas, Bos 11, Shuttertock

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 6
Heat Zones 5 – 6
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Abies - Firs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 70' – 100' (21m – 30m)
Spread 15' – 30' (4.5m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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