Abies procera Rehder
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Abies procera is a tree.
Abies procera was described by Alfred Rehder. The name is considered as validly published.
The trees are comparatively fast-growing and long-lived. They have a narrowly conical canopy and reach heights of 25 to 45 metres.
Wood and Bark
The bark is grey.
Abies procera is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear.
Flowers and Fruits
Abies procera flowers from May to June. The plants are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy through the wind.
The trees produce ornamental purple cones in spring.
Abies procera is native to Washington, Oregon and North California.
The trees prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 4 and 6. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- medium: calcareous soil
Suited as bee pasture and as plant providing shelter for birds.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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