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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
7 to 8(9)
40 to 70 ft. but has been known to reach 150 to 200 ft.
Maximum of 150 ft.
In youth: broadly pyramidal; at maturity: wide-spreading and flat topped
Best in sun or partial shade
Well-drained, somewhat dry, moderately fertile soil
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
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
Native range is Himalayan Mountains from east Afghanistan to Garwhal. Introduced 1831
Pests - borers
Significant Features:
Rapid growth rate; lower limbs may touch ground


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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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