Trees by Genus

Genus 'Abies'

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Abies alba
Abies amabilis
Abies bracteata
Abies cephalonica
Abies concolor
Abies concolor var. lowiana
Abies delavayi
Abies delavayi var. forrestii
Abies delavayi var. georgii
Abies firma
Abies grandis
Abies homolepis
Abies koreana
Abies lasiocarpa
Abies magnifica
Abies nordmanniana
Abies numidica
Abies procera
Abies veitchii

Abies amabilis (Red Silver Fir)

Abies amabilis

Also known as: Pacific Silver Fir

Native: Mountains of S.E. Alaska to Vancouver Island, Oregon and Washington.

Location: Sometimes grown as an ornamental tree outside its native environment, but usually found only in collections.

Heights may reach 75m in the north of its range but it is usually more modest elsewhere.


When crushed gives off a strong smell of tangerines.

Pollen and Seed Cones

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Numerous, globular male cones grow on undersides of shoots, drying to shed pollen in April. Female cones start red developing into deep purple mature cones.

Mature Cones

Abies amabilis

Mature cones are 10cm-15cm long and 5cm-6cm wide.