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Author:Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service
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Abies concolor

ssp. CO, San Juan

Concolor Fir, White Fir

  • Abies concolor ssp. concolor CO, San Juan

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: seed may start to germinate in cold strat., sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Looking for a hardy and beautiful tree for your landscape? Look no further than Abies concolor ssp. concolor, also known as the Concolor Fir or White Fir. This tree is native to the western United States and thrives in Colorado's challenging climate. With its blue-green color, it adds a touch of elegance to any garden or yard.
The Concolor Fir is popular as both an ornamental landscaping tree and as a Christmas tree. Its needle-like leaves give off a strong lemony scent when crushed, adding a refreshing fragrance to your outdoor space. The wood of this tree is also unique - it lacks a distinctive odor, making it perfect for making tubs for storing food items.
This tree is versatile when it comes to soil conditions, growing well in heavy clay soils. It prefers a good moist soil but not waterlogged, making it low maintenance for homeowners. It is also shade tolerant, although growth may be slower in dense shade. However, it is important to note that this tree is intolerant of atmospheric pollution.
The leaves of the Concolor Fir are needle-like and range from 2.5 to 6 cm long and 2 mm wide. They are green to glaucous blue-green above, with two glaucous blue-white bands of stomata below. The cones of this tree are about 6-12 cm long and 4-4.5 cm broad and ripen from green or purple to a pale brown color.
As a Christmas tree, the Concolor Fir is highly sought after due to its pleasing natural shape, good foliage color, and excellent needle retention. It is also an excellent ornamental tree for landscaping purposes, with a spire-like crown and a straight trunk. The tree can reach heights of 130-150 ft and occasionally live up to 350 years.
Whether you're looking to enhance your landscape or bring the spirit of Christmas into your home, the Concolor Fir is a fantastic choice. Its hardiness, beautiful appearance, and refreshing scent make it a favorite among homeowners and gardeners alike. Order your Concolor Fir today and enjoy the beauty and elegance it brings to your outdoor space.

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