Aurea Spanish Fir
Abies pinsapo ‘Aurea’
Abies pinsapo is an evergreen conifer growing to 20–30 m tall. The leaves are 1.5–2 cm long, arranged radially all round the shoots, and are strongly glaucous pale blue-green. The cones are cylindrical, 9–18 cm long, greenish-pink to purple before maturity.
Rich and acidic, moist but well drained soil is important for healthy growth. It can grow both on sandy soils and on protected calcareous soils. Full sun lover.
This is a low maintenance, smaller tree that has good architectural properties, going well in courtyard gardens as well as rock and gravel gardens.