Abies nordmanniana subsp. equi-trojani / Trojan fir

Abies nordmanniana 'equi-trojani'

Some botanists view the supposed distinctiveness of this variety was merely part of the natural variation of Abies cephalonica, unworthy of naming separately. Be that as it may, nurseries long offered Apollo fir separately from regular Greek fir, and some horticulturists think Apollo fir makes a hardier and better tree. The differences, real or imagined, are that this variety bears needles that are denser, thicker, usually blunt (or at any rate more abruptly pointed), and crowded on the upper sides of the twigs. Record: 116 x 15' 2" Tacoma, WA (1993). (Jacobson)