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Abies spectabilis


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Cool, moist, sheltered sites

Features: Curved, stiff, dark green leaves, white bands underneath; purple cones

Uses: Specimen tree

Zones: 7-9

Description: This pyramidal tree is native to the Himalayas, up to 13,000 ft (4,000 m) altitude. In cultivation it is rarely taller than 100 ft (30 m) with a spread up to 20 ft (6 m). Its leaves, 13?4 in (4 cm) long, are dark green with white banded undersides. They a

Growth Habit: Conical

Comments: Purple dye can be made from the cones

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