Nikko Fir Seed

Abies homolepis

£8.50

An uncommon, well shaped ornamental fir, not too wide-spreading when young. It has pinkish pale grey flakey, bark, dense, dark green shiny needles, white underneath, and dark blue cones. Winter buds are usually coated in sticky resin. The cones occur all over the tree rather than just at the top, like other Firs, which makes them particularly decorative. A small number are produced for Christmas trees and for Christmas foliage. In the wild in Japan, it grows naturally with flowering cherries and Magnolia. Tolerant of pollution and exposed conditions.

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Description

Abies homolepis

Common Name: Nikko Fir

Native: Central and SW Japan

Provenance: Japan

Size and Spread (10yrs):3m x 2m

Treatment required:  needs pre-chill (mix with moist compost, keep in fridge for 60 days then sow.)

Germinal seed/kg: 8,300

Ideal Sowing Period: Autumn if using natural cold stratification, spring if using fridge method.

Soil Conditions: Moist but well drained.

Planting instructions: A tree of temperate rain forest. Enjoys cool summers and high rainfall. Very pollution tolerant.

Mature Height: 30m

 

Pic courtesy of MPF, GNU FDL 1.2

 

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Abies

Size

seed pack (approx 40germinal seeds)

Family

Pinaceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

evergreen