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 procera (Noble Fir)

Abies procera

Native: Washington and Oregon at altitudes of 600-1500m

Location: Cultivated to elsewhere. Valuable as an ornamental tree.

Growth is rapid after a few years reaching 45-60m in its native environment, though rather less in cultivation.

Foliage

Foliage is bluish and strongly parted on undersides of twigs, the needles sweeping upwards.

Pollen and Seed Cones

Abies procera

Male cones shed pollen in May and females form distinctive mature cones.

Mature Cones

Abies procera

Mature cones are 20-25cm long with toothed downward pointing bracts, which almost cover the cone. Cones may be produced on relatively small trees, 5m.