Abies nordmanniana or Caucasian Fir is native to the Western Caucasus and Northern Turkey. It was originally introduced into the Uk. Around 1840 however in the last four decades it has become one of the premier conifers used as a Christmas trees. As a large garden or estate tree their thick, blue green, slightly aromatic foliage, and robust stature give them real presence. Growing this tree in a pot, with annual pruning, will allow you to keep it a reasonable size for years, for ornamental purposes or as a tree for Christmas. They can also be planted as an estate or large garden trees. Eventually very large and majestic trees of superb quality, they are not suitable for a small garden unless pruned to control growth. When pruned they can used as a permanent, outdoor tree, for decoration at Christmas. They grow best in a moist, deep, fertile neutral to acidic soil in full sun or semi shade. Very hardy. If growing in a pot use a John Innes No.3 ericaceous compost. We recommend you add a 8 -9 month controlled release fertiliser annually in spring to ensure sufficent nutrient.
These trees are approx. 80-100cm tall and pruned to shape.