Georgia non-native tree

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Date Photo Taken: Feb 6, 2012
Location: Douglasville, Ga
Posted By: marteenj


I have seen these trees all around the southeast. They seem to be a spruce or fir species. They are very tall (80-100 foot range)and i have never seen any offspring nearby, so i think they are not native to the southeast U.S. You can usually find them as planted ornamental or display trees at front yards or sometimes at small town city limits, etc in Georgia, Alabama & Tennessee. The needles are fairly long and have 2 silver white stripes underneath along the length as the pictures show. The cones are medium sized. The local nursery doesn’t have a clue what species it is or how i can order seedlings, etc.

Thanks for the help identifying and finding someone selling them.



  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Check out the comments by Coach and Sally on this link
    Your mystery plant does look like China Fir.

    February 9th, 2012 at 9:24 pm
  2. marteenj Registered says:

    Thanks for the info. The online pics of the china fir seem to be alot closer than the species the local nursery was suggesting — (western hemlock or white/silver fir)

    Any idea on how to get some seedlings? There are some companies out there selling seeds though.


    February 10th, 2012 at 10:12 am
  3. Bobby Unregistered says:

    @marteenj, Try Craig McManus with McPlants in Douglasville. A certified Georgia Nurseryman may be able to head you in the right direction locally. Also Dave’s Plants here

    February 10th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
  4. mickey gazaway Unregistered says:

    Cunninghamia lanceolata

    February 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am
  5. marteenj Registered says:

    thanks mickey!

    February 18th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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