Abies magnifica var. shastensis

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Abies magnifica var. shastensis Lemmon

Pinaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: half shade   4

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Coniferous leaves: cushion-like base

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: cone

165B / 92481f 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: narrowly conical

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Pinophyta
Subdivisio:
Pinophytina
Classis:
Pinopsida
Subclassis:
Pinidae
Ordo:
Pinales

Abies magnifica var. shastensis is a tree.

Naming

Abies magnifica var. shastensis was described by John Gill Lemmon in 1890. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Abies magnifica var. shastensis is a variety in the genus Abies which contains approximately 84 to 93 species and belongs to the family of the Pinaceae (Pine Family). The type species of the genus is Abies alba.

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a narrowly conical canopy and reach heights of 8 to 55 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abies magnifica var. shastensis is evergreen. The leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Abies magnifica var. shastensis produces brown flowers from April to May.

The trees produce cones.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The trees prefer a half-shady situation. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große 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.

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