Abies magnifica A. Murray bis ssp. shastensis (Lemmon) Silba

Scientific Name: Abies magnifica A. Murray bis ssp. shastensis (Lemmon) Silba

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Coniferophyta / Pinopsida / / Pinales / Pinaceae / Abies Mill./ Abies magnifica A. Murray bis ssp. shastensis (Lemmon) Silba

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General Information
Usda SymbolABMAS2
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsTree
Native LocationsABMAS2

Plant Guide

Use soil moisture sensors to measure the soil moisture of Abies magnifica A. Murray bis ssp. shastensis (Lemmon) Silba.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)-23
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceLow
Fertility RequirementLow
Fire ToleranceLow
Frost Free Days, Minimum90
Hedge ToleranceLow
Moisture UseMedium
pH, Maximum7.5
pH, Minimum6.0
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim1200
Planting Density per Acre, Minim430
Precipitation, Maximum60
Precipitation, Minimum30
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)20
Salinity ToleranceLow
Shade ToleranceIntermediate


Resprout AbilityNo
Shape and OrientationErect
Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantYes
Flower ColorBrown
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorDark Green
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousYes
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionYes
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)180.0
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (fee25
Growth RateSlow
Growth FormSingle Stem
Fruit/Seed ColorBrown


Vegetative Spread RateNone
Small GrainNo
Seedling VigorMedium
Seed Spread RateSlow
Fruit/Seed Period EndFall
Seed per Pound5680
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CormNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Fruit/Seed PersistenceYes
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSpring
Fruit/Seed AbundanceHigh
Commercial AvailabilityContracting Only
Bloom PeriodMid Spring
Propagated by CuttingsNo


Veneer ProductYes
Pulpwood ProductYes
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalLow
Palatable Browse AnimalLow
Nursery Stock ProductYes
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductYes
Fuelwood ProductLow
Fodder ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductYes
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo
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