Abies concolor - White Fir
Abies concolor - White Fir

White Fir

Abies concolor

Also called Concolor Fir/Colorado Fir

  • A large conical specimen with a stately appearance
  • Large silvery-blue blunt needles
  • Purple cones grow upright and disintegrate while still on the plant
  • Cones appear on younger branches of older specimens
  • Use as a stand-alone specimen or in sets of threes or fives in a larger landscape
  • Withstands heat and drought better than most firs


15-20 m

5-8 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in an acidic, well-drained, moist to damp soil. Avoid planting in heavy clay or areas with poor drainage. White fir generally have a lower tolerance to urban pollution.

Additional Notes about White Fir:

The white fir is native to North America and found primarily in the mountains of western United States. From far away this conifer can be mistaken for Picea pungens var. 'Glauca.'