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Abies concolor

White fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height20m to 40m
  • Spread15m to 25m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourGreenish yellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Abies concolor (White fir). This species is a majestic spreading, evergreen conifer which can grow to a height of 40m. The needles are bluish green on both sides and are blunt tipped, and will exude a lemon scent when bruised.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Colorado fir

Origin

Western United States & Baja California USA

Interest and use

Ornamental, specimen. It is a very popular Christmas tree and one of the most widely grown firs in western USA gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

Abies seed can be sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem, although this genus is fairly resistant. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation. Prone to adelgids.

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