Abies pinsapo 'Fastigiata' / fastigiate Spanish fir

Abies pinsapo 'Fastigiata' is a fast-growing, narrowly upright, tree-form of Spanish fir with fastigiate branching, and stiff, radiating, light-blue needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 15 feet (4 - 5 m) tall and half as wide, an annual growth rate of 1 to 1.3 feet (30 - 35 cm).

This cultivar originated presumably as a seedling selected in 1868 by Seneclause Nursery, Bourg-Argental, France.
Abies pinsapo 'Fastigiata' — a young plant private garden in Western North Carolina, USDA zone 6b, semi-tropical climate.
Photo by Dan Spear
Abies pinsapo 'Fastigiata' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Dan Spear

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