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Scientific Name: Abies amabilis
Pronunciation: AY-beez uh-MAB-uh-liss
Common Name: Amabilis fir, Pacific silver fir
Family Name: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Conifer
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.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:> 30m
Spread:10 - 15m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic
Landscape Uses: Forestry
Additional Info: Google
Amabilis fir, Pacific silver fir
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Needle-like
Arrangement: Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Emarginate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: orange scented when crushed

Inflorescence Type: n/a (male cone)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Colour (petals): No flowers, Brown, (red, maturing to yellow)
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr
Fruit Type: Cone (winged seeds)
Fruit Colour: Brown, Purple
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Showy, Seeds 10-12 x 4 mm, wing about as long as seed; cotyledons 4-7, short, blunt, smooth edge.

Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: White, Grey
Additional Info:reddish-grey scaly plates form with age
Leaf Bud Type: Rounded or globular
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Blight or needle cast, Root rot,
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