white fir, concolor fir - Pinaceae Abies concolor

Foliage

white fir, concolor fir Foliage

Bark

white fir, concolor fir Bark

Bud

white fir, concolor fir Bud

Twig

white fir, concolor fir Twig

Form

white fir, concolor fir Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusAbies
Speciesconcolor
Common Namewhite fir, concolor fir
iTree CodeABCO

Plant Form

FormTree: full, pyramidal crown
Height100 feet
Spread30 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliageblue-green needles, singly attached via a "suction cup" to the twig, curved upward on twig, citrus odor when crushedLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles1
Barkgray, smooth with few resinous blister; becoming deeply, irregularly ridged with age
Budlight brown, conical, blunt, and resinousBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twigyellow/green on current year, then gray/brown
Flowermale red/violet with male and female on the same tree (monoecious)
Fruitcone: light pale green to brown during maturation; 3-6" long, 1.5-1.75" wide, cylinder shaped; upright on the stem; deciduous scale leaving a peg; male and female on the same tree (monoecious)
Fall Colorblue-green

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin5.5SoilIntolerant
Max9bMax7.8SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
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