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Abies delavayi


Order: Pinales
   Family: Pinaceae
            Genus: Abies
                        Specie: Abies delavayi

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Cool moist sites

Features: Dark green leaves; whitish gray underneath

Uses: Specimen tree

Zones: 7-9

Description: This fir comes from western China and has a height of 60 ft (18 m) and a spread of up to 20 ft (6 m). The dark green leaves have whitish undersides and are 11?2 in (35 mm) long. The cones, 4 in (10 cm) long, are barrel-shaped and purple in color, turning

Growth Habit: Ascending branches

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation; not pollution tolerant

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