Abies veitchii at Parc Cefn Onn

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Abies veitchii
late June 2015

Grid reference ST 17856 83944
Common name Veitch's fir
Common name Veitch's silver fir
Origin Central Japan
Deciduous No
Status Rather rare
Status Glamorgan Champion 2013
Height 18M August 2015
Girth 205cm June 2015
Reference 529

This tree is in the south part of the lower park, by the east path.

Abies veitchii bark

Abies veitchii bark
April 2015

Abies veitchii foliage

Abies veitchii foliage
late June 2015

General tree description

Abies veitchii is a large and fast-growing tree reaching 28 metres tall. It has a narrowly conic crown, and grey or grey-brown bark, smooth but lined horizontally. The foliage is dense, with leaves 1 to 2.5cm long, shiny green and grooved above, and two broad, bright silver bands below. The branch tips sweep up to show the silvery undersides. The cones are cylindrical, small, 5 to 7cm long, and blue-purple when young.