Abies concolor

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White Fir, Silver Fir

 
California Native Plant
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Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor        Photographer: JJ Neilson Arboretum

 

Description

White fir has upright cones on blue-grey-green foliage with white stripes under its needles cover a fir that is the most tolerant of all other firs with respect to heat, pollution ,and drought. It is also the only fir suited for city use.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Conifer

 

Height Range

12-25', 25-40', 40-60', 60-100'

 

Flower Color

n/a

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

Brown

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Moist

 

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Formal, Ranch, Woodland

 

Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

n/a

 

Location Uses

Background, Lawn, Park, Parking Lot, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Screen, Wind Break

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Water Saving Tip:

Water between sunset and sunrise when temperatures and wind are the lowest.