Abies concolor

White fir

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Plant type

Evergreen tree





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photo by Frederic Didillon, copyright GAP Photos (295581)

Plant details

This beautiful American conifer makes a stunning specimen tree. It has soft, bluish green leaves, that point upwards and forwards along the shoots. These are complemented by cylindrical cones, which reach up to 12cm (5in) in length. These are mid-green, yellow, pale violet or olive-green when young, and ripening to a rich chocolately brown. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Abies

Species: concolor

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Cones

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 3000cm

Spread: 700cm

Time to plant seeds: January to February

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