Fir, Abies cephalonica var. apollinis, is a rare deciduous fir tree
native to the Northern Greece.
It has the largest needles of all Fir trees, measuring a little
over 6” long, which are twisted like fine corkscrews and
tipped pure white. The needles are shed in the spring, and the new
buds appear a month later once the flowers have died.
Its flowers are of the deepest red and they hang in tiny clusters
at the very tips of the branches so that they can be wind
The fir cones, although very small and insignificant, grow in great
abundance during the summer months, and are lemon yellow in
The bark is scaly, peeling, and white, and the trees white branches
are in great demand by florists. Being the tallest and fastest
growing of all Fir trees the Apollo Fir grows to a height of 120 ft
in only 20 years, but the trunk twists like a corkscrew, so it is
not suitable for use commercially. At maturity the tree spreads 90
- 100 ft, and its deep tap roots can find water in the driest of
A rare tree, native to Northern Greece and greatly sought by
Botanical Gardens and Firtums throughout the world.
Cache contents include:
Pocket book on Evergreen trees
Green tree air freshener
Fir essence candles
Fir cone keyring
Wooden pine dollhouse chair
Bonsai instruction book
Fir tree shaped sequins
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