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Cathaya argyrophylla

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Cathaya silver-fir

 
FAMILY Pinaceae (Pine Family)
RANGE China (n.e. Guangxi, n. Guizhou, s. Hunan, s.e. Sichuan)
HABIT Tree
LANDSCAPE USES Cathaya argyrophylla is an evergreen coniferous species of tree that is rare outside of its native China. Leaves (needles) on long shoots arising radially around branches, clustered into a whorl. The specific epithet, argyrophylla, means "silvery leaves". Leaves are dark green above and light green below, with 2 silvery-white stomatal bands. Seed cones initially erect but become pendulous as they mature, persisting for several years.
GROWTH FORM Upright
LEAF TYPE Evergreen
HARDINESS USDA Zone 7 (Coldest zone where hardy)
FOLIAGE COLOR Green (Bluish white stomata underside)
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Winter Interest | Rarity

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1 1007/2004*A 2004 Ross Conifer Arboretum/Firs/HGC


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