Sakhalin Fir Abies sachalinensis - Abies nephrolepis subsp. sachalinensis

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Botanical Name:

Abies sachalinensis







Common Name:

Sakhalin Fir

Seeds Per Pound:
0.59 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
50 feet
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In Stock: 0.59 lb
  • Abies sachalinensis

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2 gram (~ 272 seeds)
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10 gram (~ 1362 seeds)
1 oz (~ 3861 seeds)
4 oz (~ 15442 seeds)
8 oz (~ 30884 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: an alternate treatment is to bury the seed in snow for 50 days.
In a Nutshell:
* Abies sachalinensis (Sakhalin fir) is a species of conifer in the family Pinaceae. It is found in Sakhalin island and southern Kurils (Russia), and also in northern Hokkaido (Japan).
* The first "discovery" by a European was by Carl Friedrich Schmidt (1811 – 1890), the German botanist on the Russian island of Sakhalin in 1866, but he did not introduce it to Europe. The plant was re-discovered by the English plant-collector, Charles Maries in 1877 near Aomori on the main Japanese island of Honsh?, who initially thought it to be a variety of Abies veitchii. more...
* Native to Northern Japan, Sachalin,Kurile Isles.
* Wilson (1916) says the largest trees he found were "on the slopes of Shiribeshi-san near the town of Kutchan up to 1000 m. altitude" and were up to 250 cm girth (about 80 cm dbh) and 30 m tall. more...
* Prefers a good moist but not water-logged soil. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Plants are very shade tolerant, especially when young, but growth is slower in dense shade. more...
Physical Characteristics  Abies sachalinensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft 5in) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid and neutral soils..It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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