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 veitchii (Veitch's Silver Fir)

Abies veitchii

Native: Central Japan

Location: Planted for ornament in gardens, tolerant to town conditions.

Growth is quite fast, even in first few years, but trees tend to be short lived.


Foliage is similar to Caucasian Fir (Abies nordmanniana) but is much softer. Needles are notched at the tip, glossy green above with bands of silver beneath.

Pollen and Seed Cones

Abies veitchii

Cones appear in April. Females develop from 20mm to 30mm into mature cones.

Mature Cones

Abies veitchii

Mature cones are blue-purple, 6cm-8cm, and ripen to brown in October.