Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Plant Collection

Greek fir
Abies cephalonica

Catalogue No. 1932-0696*A
Height: 105 feet
Spread: 39 feet
DBH: 38.5 inches

Native to Greece. Another excellent fir for our region, this fir is native to the mountains of Greece. The Greek fir is a very rare plant, seen only at a few botanic gardens but worthy of further use. A number of Mediterranean plants are well-adapted to growing in our area, but they are mostly underutilized. Planted by the Morrises with several other conifers, this group of plants provides a wonderful backdrop to the colorful Pennock Walk. The Arboretum has recently been approved to hold a national collection of firs, and this tree is one of our many historic specimens.

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Alerts & Updates

The lower portion of the Rose Garden is closed due to renovations to the turf. The top gate is open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. We hope to reopen quickly.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.