Glaucous Spanish fir (Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’)
Glaucous Spanish fir (Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’) is a conifer that can grow higher than 15m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Glaucous Spanish fir (Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’).
This plant has several common names including: glaucous Spanish fir or Spanish fir ‘Glauca’.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 20-50 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: glaucous Spanish fir, Spanish fir ‘Glauca’
Scientific name: Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’
Plant type: Conifers, Trees
Habit: Columnar / Upright
Height: Higher than 15m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Architectural, City & Courtyard Gardens, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Low Maintenance
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Glaucous Spanish fir (Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Glaucous Spanish fir (Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in clay, loam or sand.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’ likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Glaucous Spanish fir (Abies pinsapo ‘Glauca’) should be grown in full sun places.