Fir trees are evergreen coniferous trees. They can be confused with other types of conifer. The way to tell a fir tree is by the way the needles grow, and by the cones. The soft needles are attached to the branch by what looks like a suction cup, and detach from the branch without leaving a peg behind. The fir tree cones grow upwards, like candles, rather than hanging down. They are softer than other coniferous trees, and they open up at the end of the season to spread their seeds. The trees can grow very large – up to 80 m – and tend to be somewhat conical in shape’Piccolo’ is a miniature Balsam fir cultivar with dark green needles. Its branches tend to grow with a bit of a twist. It produces brown buds for seasonal interest. This dwarf globe is ideal for rock gardens, containers and small landscapes. In ten years, a mature specimen will stand 30cm tall and 40cm wide.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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