Abies cilicica

Cilician Fir

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate -
Mature Height - 60-80'
Mature Width - 25'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower -
Fruit - Female cone cylindrical, reddish brown, 15-30 cm long by 4-6 cm wide, apex bluntly pointed; scales fan-shaped, bracts hidden, 1/4-1/2 height of the scale, mucronate. Seeds reddish-brown, wing obovoid, to 2 cm long.
Leaf - Loosely arranged needles; 2 white bands on underside
Fall Color -
Bark - Bark ash-grey, smooth, becoming deeply fissured into scaly plates. Branchlets smooth, reddish yellow-grey to olive-brown, with scattered pubescence.
Other Features - This beautiful species eventually forms a narrow conical or pyramidal tree with ashy gray bark and bright green needles, similar to the commonly planted Abies nordmanniana. Native to calcareous, limestone-based rocky soils with hot dry summers.
Possible Use - Specimen
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Sun to light shade; moist, well drained soil
Native Habitat - E Turkey: Antitaurus Mtns.; N Syria; Lebanon; at 1000-2100 m elevation. Subspecies isaurica endemic to Turkey: the Isaurian Taurus
Diseases and Insects -
Strength -
Weakness -

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