Common name: Faber’s fir
Origin: Himalayan Asia
Mature height: 10 meters
Hardiness: -20 ° C
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: tree
Flower color: purple to purple
Type of soil: any type of soil but prefers limestone
Use: in the garden, isolated, bonsai
Diseases and pests: –
Seed conservation: 4 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)
Faber fir is endemic to the Sichuan region in western China. He grew up on the slopes of the sacred mountain of Emei Shan. It is a tree that can reach 40 meters high in its native environment, but in Europe it rarely exceeds 10 meters.
It offers a trunk one meter in diameter and a conical port. Its shoots are yellowish-brown in color, glabrous and slightly hairy in appearance.
Its wood is used in construction and its bark mainly to make resins.
A very rare species in the ” wild ” state, it is highly sought after by bonsai enthusiasts.