Re: [gardeners] Spanish fir

David G. Smith (
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 05:54:47 -0400

The big AHS book says zone 6 - 7, and I'm on the warm edge of 6, so maybe
it will be OK.  Of course, it says zone 5 - 6 for Abies koreana, and you
lost yours, so who knows.

I've heard it recommended (by Kay, I think) that you should water conifers
well in the fall so they will be in better shape for the winter.  I'll try
to remember that this fall.


At 05:59 PM 4/16/99 -0400, you wrote:
>David, I've downloaded your picture of the newly planted abies, 
>and it comes thru clear as a bell. The tree is reminiscent of my
>passionate favorite, abies koreana nana, which I lost in the
>Winter from Hell, a few years ago. At that time, our entire 
>neighborhood was covered with a sheet of ice, and 2/3rds of
>my little tree stood above the frozen sheet. When spring came, 
>suddenly zillions of pine cones appeared on the tree, in nature's
>effort to continue the species, and once the pine cones fell
>to the ground in pieces, the tree sat there and died.  
>Enjoy your tree, but keep in mind every fall that it might need
>either burlap, or some other kind of protection. 
>Penny, NY zone 6 
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