Forrest’s Fir

Abies forrestii, known as Forrest’s fir, is a species of evergreen tree native to southwestern China, particularly in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. Named after plant collector George Forrest, it boasts a conical shape, dark green needles, and upright cones.

The Appearance

A medium-sized evergreen conifer with a narrow, conical shape and dense, dark green needles. It produces small, cylindrical cones.


The Produce

The Abies forrestii produces small, cylindrical cones as its fruit. These cones typically range in size and shape, exhibiting a compact structure with a rounded base.


The Flowers

Produces small, reddish flowers in spring, followed by small, cylindrical cones.


The Leaves

These dark green needles often measure around 1 to 1.5 inches in length.


The Bark

The bark is gray-brown and scaly, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in mountainous regions and forests.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and mammals. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental appeal and timber. Often planted in parks and large gardens.


Fun Facts

Forrest’s Fir is named after George Forrest, a Scottish botanist known for his plant collection expeditions in China.

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