Abies homolepis Siebold & Zucc.
Abies homolepis is a tree.
Abies homolepis was described by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1842. The name is considered as validly published.
The trees have a narrowly conical canopy and reach heights of 22 to 25 metres. The plants reach a width of 6 to 10 metres.
Wood and Bark
The bark is longitudinally fissured or flaky and grey.
Abies homolepis is evergreen. The dark-green leaves are alternate.
Flowers and Fruits
Abies homolepis flowers in May. The plants are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy through the wind.
The trees produce purple cones in autumn.
The plants form deep-reaching roots.
Abies homolepis is native to Japan.
The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should have a pH between 4 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
Suited as cemetery plant, bee pasture and as plant providing shelter for birds.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually require only a moderate amount of maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.