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 lasiocarpa (Alpine Fir)

Abies lasiocarpa

Native: Mountain tops in Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta south to Washington and Oregon.

Location: Has never done well in cultivation but occasionally grown for ornament in northern parts of America and in collections elsewhere.

Foliage

Foliage is waxy blue-green with shorter needles on upper branches and when crushed gives off a strong balsam smell.

Pollen and Seed Cones

Abies lasiocarpa

Male cones shed pollen in April, females develop into mature cones.

Mature Cones

Abies lasiocarpa

Mature cones are dark purple ripening to brown. 15cm long, which break up in October.