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Abies concolor

Also called Concolor Fir/Colorado Fir


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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

Interesting Notes:

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.'

Zone:

3

Height:

15-20 m

Spread:

5-8 m

Colour:

Blue
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Habit

Conical
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue
Silver

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)

 Suitable Substitutions for Abies concolor

Abies concolor 'Select'

Abies concolor 'Select'

Select White Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca

Rocky Mountain Douglas-Fir

Picea pungens var. 'Glauca'

Picea pungens var. 'Glauca'

Blue Colorado Spruce

Abies koreana

Abies koreana

Korean Fir