An evergreen Tree growing to 30m at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone 8 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, and the seeds ripen from October to November. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. The plant prefers acid and neutral soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil.
Genus - Abies
Species - Pindrow
Common name - Himalayan Fir
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 8 - 9
Height - 100' / 30 m
Spread - 30-45' / 10 - 15 m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break
Germination rate - 75%
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --
|Germination||A short period of cold and moist stratification (in the fridge) needed.<br /> 1. Soak the seeds in clean water for 24 hours. Fully drain away all of the water and place the seeds in a zip-lock freezer bag. Place the seeds in the fridge. Make sure the seeds during this period not dry out or are waterlogged otherwise the pre-treatment will be ineffective.<br /> 2. After 6-8 weeks of the pretreatment seeds are ready to be sown.<br /> 3. Sow in a good quality potting compost. It shoudl be sterile and clean, never used before. Firm the compost gently, water and sow the seeds on the surface. Cover the seeds lightly (~2 mm) of vermiculite or sieved compost. Keep moist and at room temperature.<br /> 4. Germination will begin in a few weeks.|