|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Tree 80-100 ft.: trunk 6 ft. in diam.; upper branches long and vigorous, ultimately forming a broad, round- topped head: lvs. elongated, sharp-pointed, dark green and very lustrous above, silvery white below: cones cylindrical, stout, dark purple, 3-3 1/2 in. long; bracts much shorter than their scales. Mts. of Cent. Japan, singly or in small groves. —Very hardy, and when young one of the most desirable of the fir trees for the northern states.
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