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Abies pinsapo 'Horstmann' (Spanish Fir)

Spanish Fir 'Horstmann', Hedgehog Fir 'Horstmann', Spanish Silver Spruce 'Horstmann'


Abies pinsapo 'Horstmann' (Spanish Fir) is an exceptional compact evergreen conifer of rounded or spreading rounded habit in youth, becoming densely pyramidal with age. The short, stiff, vivid blue needles are arranged radially around the branchlets. In early spring, the branch tips are adorned with beautiful small violet-red pollen cones, which stand out against the blue foliage. The upright seed cones are greenish pink to purple when young, turning light brown over time. Slow growing at first, 1-4 in. per year (2-10 cm), but once mature, the plant will likely accelerate from that point unless controlled by careful pruning. Abies pinsapo 'Horstmann' is useful in rock gardens.

  • Grows up to 3 ft. high (90 cm) and 2 ft. wide (60 cm) after 10 years.
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in rich, slightly acidic, consistently moist, well-drained soils. Best in full sun. Prefers a sheltered position and is not tolerant of urban pollution. Drought tolerant when established.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, adelgids, root rots, needle rust and twig blight.
  • Propagate by seed or grafting

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 7
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Abies - Firs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 7
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Abies - Firs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden

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