|Abies veitchii is an evergreen conifer with broadly pyramidical form and horizontally spreading branches. May reach 75 feet in height with a 35 foot spread. The 1-inch long needles are dark green and shiny, on reddish-brown lightly furred stems. The cones are bluish-purple when young, reaching 2 to 3 inches long, cylindrical, and brown when mature. It likes moist, well drained, acidic soils. It can survive in a semi-urban environment, so has some pollution tolerance in comparison to other firs. May be subject to wooly aphid, canker and spruce budworm. A good specimen tree, native to Japan, introduced in 1865.