Also called Western Balsam Fir
More About Abies lasiocarpa
- Compact conifer with a tight uniform conical growth
- Needles have rounded tips which curl upward
- New growth is light green, maturing to a silvery-blue as the season progresses
- Erect seed cones on upper branches are purple for a short time in the spring
- Seed cones disintegrate or disseminate while still on the branches
Native to Western Canada and pockets of land in the uplands of midwest USA.
Corkbark Fir Growing and Maintenance Tips
This fir is fairly drought-tolerant, once established. Grows well in a slightly acidic, fertile soil. This cultivar should not need any pruning to maintain its shape.
Abies lasiocarpa Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesScreening (privacy)