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 numidica (Algerian Fir)

Abies numidica

Native: Mountains in a small part of Algeria

Location: Planted in gardens for ornament and grows better in cities and towns than most silver firs.

Growth can be rapid once established.


Foliage is distinct in having needles set all round the twigs and all pointing upwards, dark bluish green above sometimes with a triangular patch of grey near the round tip. Two white bands beneath.

Pollen and Seed Cones

Abies numidica

Cones appear in April, the females developing into mature cones.

Mature Cones

Abies numidica

Mature cones are narrow, 13cm long, ripening brown and covered in resin.