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Abies veitchii - Veitch fir (Veitch’s silver fir)

Abies veitchii, käpyoksa ©jreinikainen

Symmetrical, upwards turned branches give this Japanese fir a very Japanese look. Due to its graceful growth habit and thick needles with gleaming white undersurface the Veitch fir is considered by many to be among the most decorative of the Mustila firs. On Pohjoisrinne (Northern slope) there are two stands of Veitch fir, the older dating from the 1930s, the younger from 1995.

The species regenerates itself well at Mustila. Protected from frost on suitable ground in either forest or garden, even in deep shade it grows quickly and needs little attention.