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Conifer Tree, Concolor Fir

Conifer, Concolor Fir, also commonly called White Fir, is native to the western United States and may reach sizes of 100 ft. in height and 15 to 25 feet wide. As a Christmas tree, Concolor Fir has good foliage color, a pleasing natural shape and aroma, and good needle retention. Color is silver bluish-green when young turning dull green with age. The needles have a semi-soft texture. It produces a spire-like crown with a straight trunk. The small, narrow needles are around 1 – 1 ½ in. in length and occur in rows.

Concolor Fir is an excellent ornamental tree and is widely planted in the eastern United States and Canada. Concolor Fir is tolerant of a considerable amount of shade. Its best growth is on moist loamy soils, but may often be found on dry, thin soils. Concolor Fir has been planted throughout the US and is used mainly for landscaping. It can also be planted as a windbreak or as a speciman tree.

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Plant Details +

Size 12-18"
Height Maximum of 30-100'
Spacing 15-25'
Hardiness Zones 3-6
Exposure Sun
Vigor Medium to Fast
Foliage Green

General Information +

Botanical: Abies concolor

Common: Conifer, Concolor Fir

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Needs a well drained soil to do well. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Add generous amounts of peat but no fertilizer when planting. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.