Nordmann Fir Seeds

Abies Nordmanniana Seeds (Nordmann Fir Seeds)


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Christmas tree with needles that are not sharp ! Prefers a good moist but not water-logged soil


Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana) is a fir native to the mountains south and east of the Black Sea, in Turkey, Georgia, Russian Caucasus and northern parts of Armenia. It occurs at altitudes of 900-2,200 m on mountains with a rainfall of over 1,000 mm. It is a large evergreen coniferous tree growing to 60 m tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 2 m. In the Western Caucasus Reserve, some specimens have been reported to be 78 m and even 85 m tall, the tallest trees in Europe. The leaves are needle-like, flattened, 1.8-3.5 cm long and 2 mm wide by 0.5 mm thick, glossy dark green above, and with two blue-white bands of stomata below. The tip of the leaf is usually blunt, often slightly notched at the tip, but can be pointed, particularly on strong-growing shoots on young trees. The cones are 10-20 cm long and 4-5 cm broad, with about 150-200 scales, each scale with an exserted bract and two winged seeds; they disintegrate when mature to release the seeds. Nordmann Fir is one of the most important species grown for Christmas trees, being favoured for its attractive foliage, with needles that are not sharp, and do not drop readily when the tree dries out.
Label No
Common name Nordmann Fir
Family Pinaceae
Genus Abies
Species Abies Nordmanniana
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Sow 4 weeks at 39ºF, then move to 70ºF for germination in darkness.
Scarification / Stratification 4 weeks at 39ºF.

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