Abies mariesii

Abies mariesii - Maries’ fir

The tight-growing Maries’ fir is a rare beauty in Finland, despite its small size and slow growth making it ideal for smaller gardens. The close-growing needles and regular whorls of branches give the species an appearance reminiscent of club moss or ferns, rather similar to that of the Pacific silver fir (Abies amabilis). The species is native to the mountain forests of Japan’s Honshu Island, so prefers a rather maritime climate, in Finland growing best near the south coast.