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Abies alba 'Pyramidalis'

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Abies alba 'Pyramidalis' - Pyramidal European Silver Fir - Photo Courtesy of Russel's Nursery

Abies alba 'Pyramidalis' - Pyramidal European Silver Fir - Photo Courtesy of Russel's Nursery

More About Abies alba 'Pyramidalis'

  • Grows in a tight pyramidal shape, opening with age
  • Needles are dark green with a silver stripe on the reverse
  • Purple cones grow upright and disintegrate while still on the plant
  • Can be 'candled' to maintain shape

Zone:

4

Height:

2.50-3 m

Spread:

100-125 cm
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Pyramidal European Silver Fir Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an acidic well-drained moist to damp soil. Avoid planting in heavy clay or areas with poor drainage. In late spring, when buds are still light green and approximately 5 cm long, they can be pinched in half with thumb and finger to help maintain shape.


Abies alba 'Pyramidalis' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Fruit

Habit

Columnar
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Silver

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Abies alba 'Pyramidalis'

Picea abies 'Cupressina'

Picea abies 'Cupressina'

Columnar Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Slim Jim'

Picea abies 'Slim Jim'

Slim Jim Norway Spruce

Picea glauca 'Montrose Spire'

Picea glauca 'Montrose Spire'

Montrose Spire White Spruce

Picea pungens 'Iseli Fastigiate'

Picea pungens 'Iseli Fastigiate'

Iseli Columnar Colorado Blue Spruce