Scientific Name: Abies concolor
Common Name: silver fir, Colorado fir, white fir
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: Mexico, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: > 30m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Leathery, Glabrous, Distinctive smell, Acicular, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Dark-red, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Branched to base, those on upper half of tree tend to point upward, lower ones are horizontal or deflected downward; needles flat, soft, curved out and up on branches; most 4-6cm long x 2-3mm wide, glaucous, blue-green (new growth bluish); buds and young bark have resin blisters; seed cones erect, cylindric, 7-12cm long x 3-4.5cm wide, olive-green to purplish before maturing yellow-brown then darker brown, scales mostly 25-30mm long x 28-38mm wide, pubescent; seeds brown 8-12 x 3mm, wing about 1cm long; seedlings with 5-9 cotyledons. <a href =' target='_blank'></a>