Swift's Silver Concolor Fir Abies concolor Swift's Silver

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Botanical Name:

Abies concolor Swift's Silver

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Abies

Species:

concolor

Cultivar:

Swift's Silver

Common Name:

Swift's Silver Concolor Fir

Height:
100 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7

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  • Abies concolor Swift's Silver

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Growing Info, follow in order:
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 3/8 deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* It is popular as an ornamental landscaping tree and as a Christmas Tree. It is sometimes known as a Concolor fir. more...
* Plants are very shade tolerant but growth is slower in dense shade.
* The crushed leaves have a strong lemony scent.
* The wood lacks a distinctive odor and so does not impart a flavor to items stored in it. Thus it can be used for making tubs for storing food items. more...

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Abies concolor (Gord. & Glend.) Lindl. ex Hildebr.
white fir
ABCO

Summary
Duration Perennial
Growth Habit Tree
Native Status L48 (N)
Federal T/E Status
National Wetland Indicator
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Red
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 20
Height, Mature (feet) 120.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Conical
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 80
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 7.8
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 300
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1200
Precipitation, Minimum 18
Precipitation, Maximum 80
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 40
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 15920
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product Yes
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product Low
Lumber Product Yes
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product Yes
Veneer Product Yes
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