Abies spectabilis (D.Don) Mirb.

Himalayan Fir

Pinus spectabilis

Pinus spectabilis (= syn.)

Photo credit: Original from Descr. Pinus courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library - (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden) modified to provide labels.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Abies

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Size: To 180'

Exposure: Sun


Leaves in 2s, to 2" long, shiny dark green above and silvery-white below. Cones cylindrical to 7" long, purple when immature. Crown broadly conical. Branches horizontally spreading.


Native to Afghanistan, China, India and Nepal. Introduced in 1882.

Published in Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 13: 70 in 1825.

Basionym: Pinus spectabilis D.Don - published in Desc. Pinus.

RHS Award of merit in 1974.


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