Abies homolepis (Nikko Fir)
Native: Central Japan
Location: Cultivated for ornament in large gardens. Tolerates pollution, so does better in or near cities and towns than most other silver firs.
Composed of needles 1.5-3.7cm long, green above with two white bands below.
Male flowers are bright, light green 2.5cm long shedding pollen in late April. Females are 3.7cm long, turning deep purple-blue through the summer and ripening dark purple-brown in October, 8cm long.