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By Rogger

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

I have a small fir tree about three feet tall. It has just developed a strange looking cone, about three inches tall and sitting vertically on the branch. It's the only cone on the tree. A friend has suggested that I move it further away from the house. Does anybody know what sort of fir tree this is please?
Regards, Rogger.




It has to be Abies or Cedrus, but I'll go with Abies of some variety, with that type of cone. Cedrus cones are more barrel shaped, this one looks to be more oval. Abies varieties usually have a slightly silvery underside to the leaves, but what I'm seeing in the picture looks like Abies, possibly/probably Abies koreana because the cone looks purplish.Height after ten years, roughly six feet, ultimately 50 feet (30 to 40 years time).

1 Sep, 2013


If you're going to move the tree be careful because they need to be moved at the right time of year and some preparations need to be made or you'll risk losing it. I believe the correct time to move a fir tree is in the winter when it's semi-dormant, but I'm sure others will give you the correct advice.

1 Sep, 2013


Bamboo is spot on, Abies Koreana. I looked it up and the picture is identical to my tree. I only have on cone however! My daughter did have it in a pot for several years so I guess it needs time to accustom itself. I note it grows to over 50ft so will have to move it. As Myron says, probably in the winter. I shall have to research that.
Many thanks to both for the help.

1 Sep, 2013

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