Scientific Name: Abies amabilis Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:Amabilis fir, Pacific silver firTexture:Medium - fine
Family Name:PinaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):> 30m x 10 - 15m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Leathery, Lustrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown Purple
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic
Landscape Uses: Forestry
Key ID Features:Branches tiered; needles flat, dark green, 2 white lines underneath, spreading forward and upward, spirally arranged, most 1-2.5(-4.5) cm x 1-3 mm; female cones erect, ovoid-cylindrical, resinous, purple-grey before turning brown, most 8-10 cm x 4-5 cm with deciduous scales about 2x2 cm, finely pubescent, bracts shorty and usually hidden between the scales. Winter ID: buds small, spherical, brown, with violet wax.