arboretum2

Central Campus Tour

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
7 – 8 (9)
Height:
40 – 70  but has been known to reach 150 – 200
Spread:
maximum of 150
Habit:
In youth: broadly pyramidal; At maturity: wide-spreading and flat topped
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained, somewhat dry, moderately fertile soil
Flowers:
Cones: male – finger-shaped cones, very densely set, more numerous on lower portion of tree; female – stout, erect cones initially purple in color and found in upper portion of tree;
Fruit:
4  long, upright cones found on upper side of branches, green while developing, finally brown
Landscape use:
Excellent evergreen specimen tree also used as a screen in large scale areas
History:
Native range is Himalayan Mountains from east Afghanistan to Garwhal; introduced 1831
Pests\Problems:
Pests: borers
Significant Features:
Rapid growth rate; lower limbs may touch ground