Corkbark Fir

Abies lasiocarpa

Also called Western Balsam Fir

  • Compact conifer with a tight uniform conical growth
  • Needles have rounded tips which curl upward
  • New growth is light green, maturing to a silvery-blue as the season progresses
  • Erect seed cones on upper branches are purple for a short time in the spring
  • Seed cones disintegrate or disseminate while still on the branches

ZONE:
5

HEIGHT:
15-20 m

SPREAD:
7-8 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


This fir is fairly drought-tolerant, once established. Grows well in a slightly acidic, fertile soil. This cultivar should not need any pruning to maintain its shape.

Additional Notes about Corkbark Fir:


Native to Western Canada and pockets of land in the uplands of midwest USA.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
Slow
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Silver
LANDSCAPE USES:
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