Abies recurvata var. ernestii / Wilson fir

Abies recurvata var. ernestii, first described by (Rehder) C. T. Kuan in 1984, is commonly known as Wilson fir. It differs from the type species by having longer needles, up to 1.4 inches (35 mm) in length that are slightly less recurved. The shoots are slightly pubescent and the seed cones are more cylindrical those those seen on Abies recurvata.

Distribution. This species is native to China — southwest Gansu, north and west Schuan, northwest Yunan and southeast Xizang (Tibet).

Attribution from: RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers, Auders and Spicer ©2012

Abies recurvata var. ernestii —NO LEADER?!? Have had in my garden for four years and is doing quite well on it's protected facing east location.
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Abies recurvata var. ernestii cones
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Abies recurvata var. ernestii — two very large green spiked purple cones
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Cornell University specimen
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Cornell University specimen
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Cornell University specimen
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Cornell University specimen
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Cornell University specimen
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Cornell University specimen
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Abies recuvata var. ernestii seeds
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