Abies magnifica

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Abies magnifica A.Murray

Pinaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: shade   6

Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Coniferous leaves: cushion-like base

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: cone

165B / 92481f 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: broadly columnar

Taxonomy

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

Abies magnifica is a tree.

Naming

Taxonomy

Abies magnifica is a species 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

Abies magnifica - habitus

Growth

The trees are comparatively slow-growing and long-lived. They have a broadly columnar canopy and reach heights of 25 to 35 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abies magnifica is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear.

Flowers and Fruits

Abies magnifica produces brown flowers from May to June. The plants are dioecious.

The trees produce ornamental brown cones in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Abies magnifica is native to Oregon, California and Nevada.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • medium: calcareous soil

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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