Description:

Form: Pyramidal, Upright or erect.

Characteristics:

Abies homolepis is an evergreen Tree growing to 36 m by 6 m at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone 4. It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen in October. The species is monoecious and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light , medium and heavy soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in full shade semi-shade or no shade. It prefers moist soil. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Cultivation:

Landscape Uses:Screen, Specimen. Prefers a good moist but not water-logged soil. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Very shade tolerant, especially when young, but growth is slower in dense shade. Intolerant of atmospheric pollution. This species is the most tolerant of the genus to atmospheric pollution. Prefers slightly acid conditions down to a pH of about 5. Prefers growing on a north-facing slope. This species thrives in Britain, succeeding in the drier east of the country though growing better in the moister west and at its best in the Perthshire valleys of Scotland. Growth is fairly good, averaging around 30 cm per year for at least the first 100 years. Increase in girth is also reasonable, 1.2 metres in 36 years has been recorded. Trees should be planted into their permanent positions when they are quite small, between 30 and 90cm in height. Larger trees will check badly and hardly put on any growth for several years. This also badly affects root development and wind resistance. The flowers are produced in axils of the previous year's shoots. Plants are strongly outbreeding, self-fertilized seed usually grows poorly. They hybridize freely with other members of this genus. Special Features:Not North American native, There are no flowers or blooms.

Habitats:
Cool wet mountainsides. In mountain forests at elevations of 1000 - 1800 metres
generally growing in the intermediate zone between A. firma and A. veitchii.
Woodland Garden Canopy
Woodland Garden Canopy

Major

Minor