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

Leaves, cones and seeds of Pinus nobilis are illustrated.  Die Coniferen t.XXIX, 1840-41.

Abies procera Rehd. | Die Coniferen t.XXIX/1840-41 | BHL.  Pinus nobilis is Fig.ii in the centre.

More details about Abies procera Rehd.
Family Pinaceae
Region of origin

Western USA

  • Abies nobilis (Douglas ex Lamb.) Lindl.
  • Picea nobilis Loud.
  • Pinus nobilis Douglas ex Lamb.
Common Name

Noble fir

Name in the Camden Park Record

Picea nobilis

Confidence level high