Tree Detail

Abies concolor


Fir, White

Abies concolor   

Category: evergreen tree   Size: large

Mature Size: 40 - 50 ' x 12 - 17'

Zone: To 3   Growth Rate: moderate

Foliage: 1-2", soft bluish-green needles

Elevation (if known): 4,000' to 10,000'

Water: Prefers moist conditions, but adaptable to a bit less moisture

Soil : Moist, rich, well-drained. Avoid clay, compacted or highly acidic soils.

Sun: Prefers full sun, but will tolerate some shade.

Comments: Noted for tolerance of hot and dry conditions among firs. Cones purplish, 3-6 inches long, upright

Warnings: Can't tolerate hot sun, windy conditions, or drought when young. Best where protected from wind. May have spruce budworm, aphid damage on new growth.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions: Only if space suitable for large tree

CO/NM native? yes   Native to: Western US and Maine

Known Locations: NE corner of 1st and La Veta. Another on 1st further west, but before Adams State.

Information Sources: National Arbor Day Foundation Library of Trees; Salida Tree Board Guide; CSU Extension; Alamosa Tree Board.