Abies veitchii (Veitch's Silver Fir)
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
Cones appear in April. Females develop from 20mm to 30mm into mature cones.
Mature cones are blue-purple, 6cm-8cm, and ripen to brown in October.