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.