Abies homolepis

Nikko Fir

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow
Mature Height - 30-50' under cultivation, 100-130 in native habitat
Mature Width - 15-25'
Longevity - Long. Some are over 400 years old (ring count) in Olympic National Park, WA

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious flowers of no ornamental value
Fruit - Cones cylindrical, 4-5" long, green in youth and pale brown when mature.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Evergreen
Bark - Trunk simple, rarely forked; bark usually smooth, thin on young trees, often thick and furrowed at the base on old trees
Other Features - Great formal beauty that has prospered in Bernheim Arboretum, Clermont, KY. Worth trying in Midwest.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Moist, well-drained, acid soil and high atmospheric moisture coupled with cooler temperatures. Transplant in spring using B&B or small container plants. Propagate by seed. Cuttings have been rooted but percentages low. Do not tolerate air pollution
Native Habitat - Japan. Introduced 1861
Diseases and Insects - Not extensively troubled with disease and insect pests in landscape plantings.
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Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Fir.
- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Abies.
- Other plants of the species Abies homolepis.