SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
General NotesSensitive to smoke and other air pollution. Grown for use as Christmas trees.
Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.
Native to Southern Oregon and Northern California.
An Abies magnifica in Yosemite National Park is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 172 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 365 inches and a crown spread of 41 feet.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 80 - 120 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Blue Green or Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Purple Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.
Bark Red Brown, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Very Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 7.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay or Loam Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Acidic Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Root Rot, Annosus Root Disease, Indian Paint, Mistletoe, Cytospora, Melamspora Rust, Fir Engraver Beetle and Rust.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.
Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Not Deer Palatable.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Abies magnifica Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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