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Abies pinsapo


Order: Pinales
   Family: Pinaceae
            Genus: Abies
                        Specie: Abies pinsapo

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 80 ft (24 m)

Cultivation: Cool, moist mountain areas; can tolerate drier areas

Features: Rigid gray-green to blue leaves thickly arranged around branchlets

Uses: Tree for large landscapes

Zones: 6-8

Description: From the dry mountain slopes of southern Spain where it reaches 80 ft (24 m), this tree adds distinction to a garden. Its chief attraction, the foliage, is a series of rigid and tightly held short linear leaves smothering the shoots radially. With age, th

Growth Habit: Erect conical with horizontal branches

Comments: Cultivars available; not pollution tolerant

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