Abies concolor - white fir


Abies concolor - white fir
Low mainten ance p l ant s with few pes t prob lems
Beautiful foliage with bluish needles,
can replace blue spruce, white pine,
and Leyland cypress in the landscape
Scientific Name: Abies concolor
Common Name: White fir
Hardiness Zones: 4–7
Habit: 30–50 feet tall by 15–30 feet wide
Growth Rate: Slow to medium
Foliage: Evergreen, flat soft needles
Site Requirements: Prefers full sun and needs well
drained soil; will not tolerate wet areas
Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona, Bugwood.org
Form: Conical with whorls of horizontal branches
Abies concolor
White fir
Description: Good alternative to blue spruce with no
serious pest problems, the best fir for the east
and mid west
A. concolor ‘Candicans’
striking gray-blue foliage,
blue-purple cones
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database/Herman,
D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook
PlantSystematics.org Copyright © 2008 by Kevin C. Nixon
U.S. National Arboretum
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