Abies amabilis (Red Silver Fir)
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
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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 are 10cm-15cm long and 5cm-6cm wide.