Abies firma

Abies firma

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Abies firma
  • PRONUNCIATION: a-BEEZ FUR-ma
  • COMMON NAME: Momi Fir
  • FAMILY: Pinaceae
  • NATIVITY: Japan.
  • GROWTH HABIT: Large, conical tree.
  • SIZE: 40 - 60" in cultivation, up to 150' tall in its native habitat.
  • HARDINESS: Zone 6 - 9.
  • CULTURE: Full sun and moist, well-drained soils. Seems adaptable to hot environments. May be a superior fir for southern gardens as plants as far south as Georgia and Alabama are growing well.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Large specimen tree.
  • FOLIAGE: Leaves are strongly two ranked, appearing like a two sided comb. Individual leaves are about 1 1/2" long and deeply notched at the apex. Stomatal bands visible near the apex on the upper surface and the length of the leaf on the lower surface.
  • BUDS: Small and may or may not be resinous.
  • BARK: Dark gray, rough and scaly.
  • FRUIT: Cone approximately 4 1/2" long, yellowish before ripening.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed.
  • PESTS: None serious.
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