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Abies homolepis

Nikko Fir

In Stock: 9.97 lb (Total:11.026lb)
  • ABIES homolepis

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Details

Germination:
37%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
32,688
Quantity:
9.97 lb
Collected in:
Japan
Crop year:
2005
Min. hardiness zone:
5
Item ID:
16325

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination
Germination: seed may start to germinate in cold strat., sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Abies homolepis, commonly known as Nikko fir, is a fir native to the mountains of central and southern Honshū and Shikoku, Japan. It grows at altitudes of 700–2,200 m, often in temperate rain forest with high rainfall and cool, humid summers, and heavy winter snowfall.
It is a medium-sized to large evergreen coniferous tree growing to 30–40 m tall with a trunk diameter of up to 1.5 m. The leaves are needle-like, flattened, 1.5–3.5 cm long and 2–3 mm wide by 0.5 mm thick, glossy green above, and with two white bands of stomata below, and rounded or slightly notched at the tip.
The leaf arrangement is spiral on the shoot, but with each leaf variably twisted at the base so they lie partially flattened to either side of and above the shoot, with few below the shoot. The shoots are yellow-buff, glabrous, and often conspicuously grooved.
The cones are 6–12 cm long and 3–4 cm broad, purple-blue before maturity; the scale bracts are short, and hidden in the closed cone. The winged seeds are released when the cones disintegrate at maturity about 6–7 months after pollination.
Nikko fir is a popular ornamental tree in Japan and other parts of the world. It is grown for its attractive foliage, pyramidal shape, and tolerance of a wide range of soil conditions. It is hardy in USDA zones 5b to 8a.

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