Pacific Silver Fir, abies amabilis

Pacific Silver Fir, abies amabilis
Item# DA-pacificsilverfir
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 0 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 75%; Where Harvested (location) - Washington

The Pacific Silver Fir is a large fir with beautiful, spirelike, conical crown of short, down curving branches and flat, fernlike foliage. It's a member of the same family as the Noble Fir. The Pacific Silver Fir is known best for its deep green needles, with the bottom of the needles being a distinctive silver. It has a more open growth habit and asymetrical shape that makes for a striking tree. The Pacific Silver Fir holds it's needles longer than most other varieties. It likes cool, wet conditions, including coastal fog belts and interior mountain valleys. It's cones are long, cylindrical, and upright on topmost twigs and purplish in color. The Pacific Silver Fir can reach between 80-150 ft tall. It's hardy to zone 6.

Planting instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for 30 days, seeds may germinate during stratification. Germination: Sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp soil, mulch seed bed. Seed may germinate in stratification. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification and spring sowing.