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Abies veitchii


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 65 ft (20 m)

Cultivation: Cool moist sites with fertile well-drained soil

Features: Soft, glossy, dark green leaves, white bands underneath; gray-blue cones

Uses: Specimen tree Conifer gardens

Zones: 6-9

Description: A swift growing pyramidal tree native to Japan, this reaches a height of 60 ft (18 m), with a spread of 20 ft (6 m). The smooth 1 in (25 mm) leaves are dark green with silvery undersides. Bright gray-blue cylindrical cones 3 in (8 cm) long can have protru

Growth Habit: Conical, lower branches curve upwards

Comments: Not pollution tolerant

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