Abies numidica (Algerian Fir)
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
Cones appear in April, the females developing into mature cones.
Mature cones are narrow, 13cm long, ripening brown and covered in resin.