Abies amabilis (Cascade Fir, Lovely Fir, Pacific Silver Fir)

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Abies amabilis (Cascade Fir, Lovely Fir, Pacific Silver Fir) is a large tree that can reach heights of 150 to 250 feet (45 to 76 meters) or more. It is native to the Pacific Northwest region of North America, primarily found in coastal and mountainous areas. Thrives in cool, moist,...
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Abies amabilis (Cascade Fir, Lovely Fir, Pacific Silver Fir) is a large tree that can reach heights of 150 to 250 feet (45 to 76 meters) or more. It is native to the Pacific Northwest region of North America, primarily found in coastal and mountainous areas. Thrives in cool, moist, and well-drained soils.

Shape: Pyramidal shape with a straight trunk and dense, layered branches.

Leaves: Needle-like leaves, arranged spirally on branches, with a glossy, dark green color on the upper surface.

Cones: Male Cones: Small, reddish-brown, and found in clusters. Female Cones: Cylindrical, greenish to purple, with resinous scales, positioned upright on the upper branches.

Bark: Gray to reddish-brown bark, becoming furrowed with age.

Ecological Significance: Provides habitat and food for various wildlife species, including birds and mammals. Important in forest ecosystems for soil stabilization and nutrient cycling.

Cultural and Economic Uses: Valued for its high-quality timber, used in construction, and for making furniture and plywood.

Conservation Status: While not currently listed as endangered, some populations may face threats due to habitat loss and logging activities.

Cultivation: Can be cultivated in landscapes and gardens in suitable climates. Requires adequate moisture and well-drained soil.

In summary, Abies amabilis, or the Cascade Fir, is a grand tree native to the Pacific Northwest known for its towering size, glossy green needles, and economic significance. It also plays an important ecological role in its natural habitat.

Botanical Name : Abies amabilis

Common Name : Cascade Fir, Lovely Fir, Pacific Silver Fir

Height : 150-250 ft

Spread : 20-40 ft

Germination Info : Seed require 30-60 days cold moist satisfaction

Hardiness zone : 6-8

Average seed per ounce : Approx.  750  

Germination Range: 80-90%

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