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Abies concolor ‘Candicans’

White fir

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height15m to 30m
  • Spread15m to 25m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourGreenish yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver-white

Description

Abies concolor ‘Candicans’ (White fir). This species is one of the best blue forms with an upright spreading, broad pyramidal habit. The needle-like leaves are a silvery white.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Colorado fir

Origin

Western United States & Baja California USA

Interest and use

Ornamental.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • 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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