Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days
Germination: sow seed 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a warm and moisture-loving evergreen tree to add to your collection? Look no further than the Abies guatemalensis, also known as the Guatemalan fir. Native to Central America, this conical tree can grow up to 35 meters tall and has blackish-brown bark divided into plates. Its leaves are deep green above and waxy underneath, measuring 1.5 to 5.5 cm long by 1.2 to 2 mm wide. The female cones are yellowish-brown in color with a violet bloom and measure 8 to 11.5 cm long by 4 to 4.5 cm wide. Unfortunately, the Guatemalan fir is considered threatened due to logging and loss of habitat, and is protected in CITES Appendix I. Be sure to add this stunning tree to your collection and help protect it for future generations!