Nordmann fir Pinaceae Abies nordmanniana

Leaf:Flattened needles, shiny and very dark green above and silvery blue below, 3/4 to 1 1/2 inch long, blunt or notched at end; clustered and dense on the upper surface of the twig.
Flower:Species is monoecious; male cones borne beneath the leaves; female cones yellowish-green to green and borne upright near the top of the crown.
Fruit:Cones are upright, 5 to 6 inches long and 2 inches wide, oblong, with slightly erose cone scales; deciduous at maturity.
Twig:Moderately stout twigs with circular leaf scars; buds conical and lightly resinous to nonresinous.
Bark:Thin, smooth and gray with resin blisters; later breaking into small plates; much older trees becoming furrowed.
Form:A very beautiful ornamental tree, pyramidal, retaining lower branches. Ornamental heights of 60 feet are common, but this species has potential to grow to very large size.

leaf fruit twig bark form map