Abies fargesii

Abies fargesii var. faxoniana - Farges’ fir

The Farges’ firs in the upper part of Mustila’s Etelärinne (Southern Slope) have survived for about 90 years, but are nevertheless a good example of how even the most promising exotic species fail to satisfy expectations in the long run. Not a single specimen of this fir, native to the mountains of south-west China, has grown into a proper tree, all having regularly frozen down to the snow line.