Abies pinsapo 'Glauca'
  • Abies pinsapo 'Glauca'
  • Abies pinsapo 'Glauca'
  • Abies pinsapo 'Glauca'

Abies pinsapo 'Glauca'

£28.00

(Blue Spanish Fir) A stiffly upright, majestic tree with splendid steel-blue needles that are wonderfully tactile. We have found that small sections of the stems may be used as a comb, if caught short on a windy day!

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A stiffly upright, majestic tree with splendid steel-blue needles that are wonderfully tactile. We have found that small sections of the stems may be used as a comb, if caught short on a windy day!

Once established Abies pinsapo 'Glauca' has subtle, violet-purple cones which can be found nestled in the branches.

Although a very handsome tree once settled down and growing well, this is very slow growing initially and so not a plant for instant gratification!


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow until established then vigorous.
  • Habit: Eventually a large tree with a pyramidal, upright habit.
    • Height: 20 m (65 ft).
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft).
  • Notes: Abies pinsapo 'Glauca' is initially slow growing and they are available as a young, small plants. After one or two years, once established, it starts to grow at a much more vigorous rate.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Windy & Exposed, Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Evergreen, Leaf Colour - Blue/Silver

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