Noble Fir (Abies procera): Bundle of 25

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Sold in bundles of 25.

At a Glance: Large coniferous tree. Smooth grey bark with resin blisters when young. Reddish brown and rough bark when older.

Height: Up to 80m tall                                                                                                                                                           Stems: Smooth grey bark; resin blisters when young                                                                                                            Leaves: Needles roughly 4-sided; 2-3cm long; appear silvery due to white rows of stomata; twisted upward so that lower surface of branch is exposed.                                                                                                                             Flowers: Pollen cones reddish                                                                            Cones: Large (10-15cm) seed cones; heavy and shaggy

Helpful Tips: Grows in a wide range of conditions, in moist to dry soils that are well drained and partial to full sun. As with any newly planted tree, it should be watered during the dry season for the first 2-3 years until it becomes established. They should be planted 3-4 feet apart for best success, but expect some mortality.

Importance:  Noble Fir is important ecologically, culturally, and economically. Its wood is the strongest of the true firs, as well as the largest.  Its lumber is valued in the building industry.  The high strength to weight ratio of the lumber has also made it useful in aircraft production.  Noble Fir has become an ever increasingly important species in the Christmas tree industry.

 

Soil Preferences
 sandy soils
 gravelly soils
 clay soils
 muddy soils
 peaty soils
 well drained soils
 shallow soils
 deep soils
 acidic soils
 basic soils
 humic soils
 nutrient rich soils
 nutrient poor soils
 mineral soils
 organic soils

References:

Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.

“Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014. <www.soundnativeplants.com>.