Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth 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 undersideFall 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 - SpecimenSeason Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Sun to light shade; moist, well drained soilNative Habitat - E Turkey: Antitaurus Mtns.; N Syria; Lebanon; at 1000-2100 m elevation. Subspecies isaurica endemic to Turkey: the Isaurian TaurusDiseases and Insects - 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 cilicica.