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Abies amabilis
Abies bracteata
Abies cephalonica
Abies concolor
Abies delavayi var. georgii
Abies firma
Abies grandis
Abies homolepis
Abies lasiocarpa
Abies magnifica
Abies nordmanniana
Abies numidica
Abies procera
Abies veitchii
Acer saccharinum
Athrotaxis selaginoides
Cedrus atlantica
Cedrus atlantica f. glauca
Cedrus deodara
Cedrus libani
Cedrus libani var. brevifolia
Cephalotaxus fortunei
Cephalotaxus harringtonia
Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. drupacea
Cryptomeria japonica
Cunninghamia lanceolata
Fitzroya cupressoides
Juniperus communis
Juniperus drupacea
Juniperus monosperma
Juniperus recurva
Juniperus rigida
Juniperus virginiana
Larix decidua
Larix x eurolepis
Larix gmelinii
Larix kaempferi
Larix laricina
Larix occidentalis
Larix potaninii
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Picea abies
Picea asperata
Picea brachytyla
Picea breweriana
Picea engelmannii forma glauca
Picea glauca
Picea jezoensis var. hondoensis
Picea koyamai
Picea likiangensis
Picea mariana
Picea obovata
Picea omorika
Picea orientalis
Picea polita
Picea pungens
Picea pungens forma glauca
Picea rubens
Picea sitchensis
Picea smithiana
Picea spinulosa
Picea wilsonii
Pinus albicaulis
Pinus aristata
Pinus armandii
Pinus attenuata
Pinus ayacahuite
Pinus banksiana
Pinus bungeana
Pinus cembra
Pinus cembroides
Pinus contorta
Pinus contorta var. latifolia
Pinus coulteri
Pinus flexilis
Pinus halepensis
Pinus heldreichii var. leucodennis
Pinus x holfordiana
Pinus jeffreyi
Pinus monticola
Pinus muricata
Pinus nigra
Pinus nigra var. caramanica
Pinus nigra var. maritima
Pinus parviflora
Pinus peuce
Pinus pinaster
Pinus pinea
Pinus ponderosa
Pinus radiata
Pinus resinosa
Pinus rigida
Pinus strobus
Pinus sylvestris
Pinus tabuliformis
Pinus thunbergii
Pinus unicinata
Pinus virginiana
Pinus wallichiana
Podocarpus andinus
Pseudotsuga macrocarpa
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Saxegothaea conspicua
Sciadopitys verticillata
Sequoia sempervirens
Taiwania cryptomerioides
Taxodium distichum
Taxus baccata
Taxus baccata cv. 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata'
Taxus brevifolia
Taxus celebica
Taxus cuspidata
Torreya californica
Torreya nucifera
Tsuga canadensis
Tsuga caroliniana
Tsuga chinensis
Tsuga diversifolia
Tsuga heterophylla
Tsuga mertensiana
Tsuga sieboldii

Abies amabilis (Red Silver Fir)

Abies amabilis

Also known as: Pacific Silver Fir

Native: Mountains of S.E. Alaska to Vancouver Island, Oregon and Washington.

Location: Sometimes grown as an ornamental tree outside its native environment, but usually found only in collections.

Heights may reach 75m in the north of its range but it is usually more modest elsewhere.


When crushed gives off a strong smell of tangerines.

Pollen and Seed Cones

No sample available

Numerous, globular male cones grow on undersides of shoots, drying to shed pollen in April. Female cones start red developing into deep purple mature cones.

Mature Cones

Abies amabilis

Mature cones are 10cm-15cm long and 5cm-6cm wide.