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Concolor Fir,  Abies concolor 

Zone 4-7 

Height 30-50' Spread 20-35' rarely to 100'

Also known as White Fir

Habitat.  Concolor fir is a native of the rocky mountain area and is grown extensively for ornamental plantings and Christmas trees.  Grows best on fertile, moist, well drained soils. Can grow on dry sandy soils once established. It is quite hardy and can grow on most kinds of soils but avoid planting in any frost pocket as late spring frosts will burn the new growth. Concolor has a slow rate of growth, handles part shade to full sun, fragrant foliage and has a moderately dense crown. It can withstand heat and drought better than most firs.

 

Leaves. The needles of the Concolor fir are a lustrous dark green above, aromatic, pale beneath, narrow and straight,  1 1/2 to 3" long curving upward. Bluish green to blue to silver more so on the upper side. They are flat and soft with a waxy coating similar to blue spruce. The coating helps retain moisture during times of low humidity and/or low rainfall.

 

Flowers. inconspicuous.

 

Fruit. The cones of the Concolor fir are erect as in all true firs, 3-5" long and 1" wide, conical in shape, greenish or purple when new, browning with age and leaving a stem as the seed fall off. The young cones are in my opinion a real spring visual treat, be sure to look for them this June.

 

Winter Buds. Has large, conical, brown buds.

 

Bark. Trunks on Concolor Fir is smooth, gray, on old trees fissured and scaly.

 

Wood. The wood is light, soft, weak, coarse- grain with wide rings and lighter colored sapwood, not usually considered a lumber tree.

 

Pests. There are no major pests .

 

Distribution. Concolor or white fir originate in the western states where it is somewhat invasive. It is found from Colorado to Mexico to California.

 

Other.  Concolor make fine Christmas trees with great needle retention.  Low fir is often considered a variety of Concolor, some consider the low a hybrid between white and grand fir. Transplants well balled and burlapped if root pruned since it has a wide shallow root system. Makes a good substitute for blue spruce in the landscape. The seed of our swift silver concolor fir is from an isolated strain of parent trees with the brightest silver-blue needles.

Cultivars. There are many cultivars available. 'Compacta'  a dwarf with bright blue needles. "dwarf globe' grows about 3' high. 'Candicans'  A narrow, upright open habit with long blue needles. Available at Riches Foxwillow Pines.

 

 

 

 

We have Concolor Fir for sale up to 18' tall. Call for B+B prices.

To buy Concolor fir seedlings by PHONE: We're glad to take your order by phone. For your convenience, we have a toll free number  800 568-9179.  Phone orders can be charged to VISA or MasterCard accounts.

To buy Concolor fir seedling by MAIL: For those who wish to order by mail or prefer to send a check, send orders to: Porcupine Hollow Farm   8593 W. Old State Rd.  Central Lake, Mi. 49622

To order Concolor fir seedlings using our secure shopping cart:

concolor fir
Plant Type Age Size Quanity / Price
Fir-Concolor 2-0 5-10"
  2-0 10-15"
  3-0 12-20
  2-1 5-10"
  2-1 8-14"
  2-2 10-18"
  2-2 12-24"
  2-2 18-30"
 

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