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Abies veitchii - Veitch Fir Seed - Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Abies veitchii

Christmastree, Veitch Fir, Veitch's Silver Fir

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  • Abies veitchii

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Growing Info

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: expect germination in 10 days @ 70-85 degrees F, it will take longer if cooler 

Experience the beauty of the Abies veitchii, also known as Veitch's Fir or Veitch's Silver Fir. This evergreen tree is native to Japan, specifically the islands of Honshu and Shikoku. It thrives in moist soils found in cool wet mountain forests at elevations of 1500 to 2800 meters.

When young, the Abies veitchii is shade-tolerant, making it a versatile addition to any garden. It grows at a fast rate, reaching heights of 25 to 30 meters. The crown of this tree is narrowly conical with horizontal branches and pubescent shoots, covered in short brown hairs. The leaves are needle-like and flattened, appearing glossy dark green on the upper surface. The undersides of the leaves display two striking bluish white stomatal bands. The foliage is dense and points forward along the shoot, creating an eye-catching display.

Purple-brown cylindrical cones measuring 4 to 7 centimeters in length grace the branches of the Abies veitchii. These cones have distinct reflexed yellow-green bracts. The bark, smooth and light grey, features resin blisters commonly found in firs.

Not only is this tree visually stunning, but it also possesses practical uses. The wood of the Abies veitchii is known for its strength and elasticity, making it ideal for construction projects, boxes, utensils, and spindles.

Considered a popular ornamental tree, the Abies veitchii is occasionally grown as a Christmas tree. Its unique and striking appearance will undoubtedly add charm and elegance to any landscape or garden. Don't miss the opportunity to incorporate this magnificent species into your surroundings.

To learn more about the Abies veitchii and its cultivation, visit our website. We provide comprehensive information about this tree, its varieties, and its ideal growing conditions. Discover the wonders of the Abies veitchii and bring a touch of Japan into your own backyard.

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