Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - SlowMature Height - 30-50' under cultivation, 100-130 in native habitatMature 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 valueFruit - Cones cylindrical, 4-5" long, green in youth and pale brown when mature.Leaf - Fall Color - EvergreenBark - Trunk simple, rarely forked; bark usually smooth, thin on young trees, often thick and furrowed at the base on old treesOther Features - Great formal beauty that has prospered in Bernheim Arboretum, Clermont, KY. Worth trying in Midwest.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
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 pollutionNative Habitat - Japan. Introduced 1861Diseases and Insects - Not extensively troubled with disease and insect pests in landscape plantings.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
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.