Sakhalin Fir Abies sachalinensis

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Botanical Name:

Abies sachalinensis

Family:

PINACEAE

Genus:

Abies

Species:

sachalinensis

Common Name:

Sakhalin Fir

Seeds Per Pound:
44,492
Quantity:
0.26 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
40
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
50 feet
Collection Locale:
Japan
Crop Year:
2014
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

This seed is in extremely short supply!

In Stock: 0.26 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
17.95
10 g
159.95
1 oz
374.50
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: 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...