Not sure what it is, but it’s interesting looking! Share this:FacebookPinterestTumblrGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn PreviousRed FlowerNextBotanic Gardens Walkway The Author Michelle Michelle is a Christchurch web designer and photography fan living in Christchurch New Zealand. 4 Comments Canterbury Heritage 9 years ago Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani)? lepis 9 years ago It looks like an Abies veitchii. It grows even here up north (Finland). Julie 9 years ago Using Lepis’ information, I gather it is a Silver fir tree that is native to the Japanese island of Honshu. Gorgeous purple cones. Julie 9 years ago The Cedar of Lebanon is very similar, granted. However, I think the CoL foliage is not this “chunky” nor does its cones have this circular marking, but rather a cross-hatch marking. The US Dept Agric says that the veitchii is known a “christmas tree” and the alba variety is known as “silver fir”. The needles here are quite unlike any that I have previously seen.