Also called Concolor Fir/Colorado Fir
More About Abies concolor
- A large, conical specimen with a stately appearance
- Large, silvery-blue, blunt needles
- Purple cones grow upright and disintegrate while still on the plant
- Cones appear on younger branches of older specimens
- Use as a stand-alone specimen or in sets of threes or fives in a larger landscape
- Withstands heat and drought better than most firs
The white fir is native to North America and found primarily in the mountains of western United States. From far away this conifer can be mistaken for Picea pungens 'Glauca.'
White Fir Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an acidic, well-drained, moist to damp soil. Avoid planting in heavy clay or areas with poor drainage. White fir generally have a lower tolerance to urban pollution.
Abies concolor Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average