< Abies veitchii in Parc Cefn Onn

Abies veitchii at Parc Cefn Onn

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Abies veitchii
early June 2015

Grid reference ST 17860 84048
Common name Veitch's fir
Common name Veitch's silver fir
Origin Central Japan
Deciduous No
Status Rather rare
Status Glamorgan Champion 2013
Height 24M June 2015
Girth 189cm June 2015
Reference 205
Removed February 2016

This tree is at the north end of the lower park, beside the east path.

Abies veitchii bark

Abies veitchii bark

Abies veitchii foliage

Abies veitchii foliage
early June 2015

Abies veitchii rip

Abies veitchii
late February 2016

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.