|Tall, columnar evergreen reaching heights of 30 to 50 feet and widths 10 to 12 feet. Ideal speciman for background in narrow spaces. Shoots are purple to one year with resinous purple buds. Needles are shiny, dark green with silver underneath. Cones are oval, resinous, light purple in color before ripening to brown and releasing seeds.
Performs best when given partial shade and ample water in well drained soil. Sometimes referred to as Abies fargesii.