Bloom Color: Red.Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Pyramidal.
Abies sachalinensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m at a slow rate.It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf all year, and the seeds ripen in September. The species is monoecious and is pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light , medium and heavy soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in full shade semi-shade or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
Landscape Uses:Screen, Specimen. Prefers a good moist but not water-logged soil. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Plants are very shade tolerant, especially when young, but growth is slower in dense shade. Intolerant of atmospheric pollution. Prefers slightly acid conditions down to a pH of about 5. Prefers growing on a north-facing slope. Trees come into growth very early in the year and are then susceptible to damage by late frosts but they still do well in Britain. However, young trees are very slow to establish, many trees being less than 90cm after 5 years. Trees grow best in the Perthshire valleys of Scotland and other areas with cool wet summers. Trees should be planted into their permanent positions when they are quite small, between 30 and 90cm in height. Larger trees will check badly and hardly put on any growth for several years. This also badly affects root development and wind resistance. The flowers are produced in axils of the previous year's shoots. Plants are strongly outbreeding, self-fertilized seed usually grows poorly. They hybridize freely with other members of this genus. Special Features: Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.
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