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Spanish Fir – Abies pinsapo

Spanish Fir

Spanish Fir at Hoyt Arboretum


Spanish fir grows to a height of 100 feet (30 meters). It has striking, straight branchlets arranged at equal angles.

Needles: Short and stiff, all around the twig.

Where it grows: Mountaains of southern Spain.

Names: Pinsapo is an old Spanish word that means pine-fir. Other common names: Spanish Silver Spruce.


Twig

Pollen Cones

Pollen Cones

Bark





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