Abies cilicica at Parc Cefn Onn

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Abies cilicica
early August 2015

Grid reference ST 17745 84033
Common name Cilician fir
Origin South Turkey, North west Syria and Lebanon
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status Glamorgan Champion 2013
Height 22M June 2015
Girth 179cm May 2015
Reference 013

This tree is on the west side of the lower park, near the pool. Its foliage is out of reach.

Abies cilicica bark

Abies cilicica bark
May 2015

Abies cilicica foliage

Abies cilicica foliage
early August 2015

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Abies cilicica foliage
early August 2015

General tree description

Abies cilicica is a large, narrow tree, up to 30 metres tall, with dark grey, smooth bark. The bark is deeply fissured on old trees, and there may be black rings around scars from fallen branches. The leaves are slender needles, 2 to 3.5cm long, bright green above and with two narrow greyish bands beneath. Seed cones are upright, cylindrical, 15 to 25cm long, and initially green but becoming reddish-brown in colour. Abies cilicica is rare in its native habitat as well as in Britain.