Sakhalin Fir Abies sachalinensis
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 60 days.
Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
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...