Trees by Genus

Genus 'Abies'

Previous  1/19  Next

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 alba (European Silver Fir)

Abies alba

Also known as: Common Silver Fir

Native: Central European mountains 800-1800m altitude

Cultivated for timber but easily damaged by early frosts and greenfly attack. Grows slowly for the first 6 years, then rapidly, gaining as much as 1m per year to a height of 45m and a girth of 5m.


Needles are white backed and notched at the tip.

Pollen and Seed Cones

No sample available

Male cones are grouped below previous years growth, shedding pollen in April. Female cones are green at first developing into mature cones.

Mature Cones

Abies alba

Mature cones are 12cm x 3cm red-brown when ripe with down curved toothed bracts.