Abies procera Rehd.
Fully-hardy, evergreen conical tree, becoming broad and columnar, with whorled branches when young, silvery bark, 2-ranked, bluish leaves, to 3.5cm long, and cylindrical green and brown cones, to 25cm long, on the upper branches. To 45m. [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers'].
Horticultural & Botanical History
Introduced to Britain in 1831 [JD] by David Douglas [Hilliers']. Leaves, cones and seeds of Pinus nobilis are illustrated in Die Coniferen. [Die Coniferen t.XXIX/1840-41].
History at Camden Park
Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [C.50/1857].
Published Jul 14, 2009 - 05:06 PM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 03:20 PM