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Nordmann Fir

Abies nordmanniana

Description:
A lush fir with pyramidal form. The flat sprays of needles are dark green above with white bands below. This attractive feature has led to their increasing popularity as Christmas trees.

Power Line Approved: No

Min. street tree planting width: 12 feet

Mature Height: 60 feet

Mature Spread: 20 feet

Tree Shape: Pyramidal

Where to Plant:
Excellent yard tree. Plant in a group for screening.

Leaves:
Needles are dark green above with white bands below.

Fruit:
Large cones sit upright on uppermost branches.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun to light shade. Prefers moist but well drained soil. 

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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