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Cultural Details for Abies concolor

Common Name:
White Fir; Concolor Fir

Growth Rate:
Slow: 4-6" yr.

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Red or red-violet

Fruit Details:
Erect cone, 3-6" long, 1.5-1.75" wide.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Smooth on young stems, old trunks are thick and horney with flattened, ashy gray ridges.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
No serious disease or insect problems.

Native Habitat:
Colorado to southern California, northern Mexico and New Mexico.

Other Features:
Tolerant to urban pollution.

Culture and Care:
Tolerates heat, cold, drought, poor drainage, but prefers deep, rich, moist, acidic, well-drained gravelly or sandy-loam soils. Will not do well on clay. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate light shade.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1011, 1177, 5410

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.