Abies veitchii

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Abies veitchii Lindl.

Pinaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Coniferous leaves: cushion-like base

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: cone

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: narrowly conical

Taxonomy

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

Abies veitchii is a tree.

Naming

Abies veitchii was described by John Lindley. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Abies veitchii 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 veitchii - habitus

Growth

The trees have a narrowly conical canopy and reach heights of 15 to 20 metres. The plants reach a width of 5 to 6 metres.

Wood and Bark

The bark is grey.

Leaves

Abies veitchii is evergreen. The green leaves are alternate. They are deltoid with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Abies veitchii flowers from May to June. The plants are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy through the wind.

The trees carry blue cones.

Root System

The plants form shallow roots.

Distribution

Abies veitchii is native to Central Japan.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should have a pH between 4 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas

Uses

Suited as cemetery plant and as bee pasture.

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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