arboretum2

Liberty Tour


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
7 to 8(9)
Height:
40 to 70 ft. but has been known to reach 150 to 200 ft.
Spread:
Maximum of 150 ft.
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:
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 inches 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