The World of Plants

a little database

Abies

General description: Firs can be distinguished from other members of the pine family by their needle-like leaves, attached to the twig by a base that resembles a small suction cup; and by erect, cylindrical cones 5–25 cm long that disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds

Common name: Fir

Family: Pinaceae

Height: 80 m.

Aspect:

Soil requirements:

Why we use in horticulture:

Notes: the wood of most firs is considered unsuitable for general timber use, and is often used as pulp or for the manufacture of plywood and rough timber

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December 20, 2010 - Posted by | Abies, TREES (CONIFERS)

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