|These cone-bearing evergreens, commonly called firs, are large, majestic trees. Place them in groups, singly in lawns, or in forest plantings. Their upright cones vary in color -- purple, blue, red-brown or green -- by species. The flat needles are aromatic. Firs prefer moist, cool, acid soil, and full sun. Many types need some winter chill and shelter from wind. Polluted city air hinders growth. Though firs do not require pruning, you can tip back branch ends to promote denser growth. Even large trees are transplantable.
Blue-green needles and symmetrical shape make this an ideal Christmas tree. This moderate to fast-grower tolerates heat and drought better than most firs. Dislikes heavy clay soils.
Attributes - Abies concolor
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 30 ft. to 100 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Rust, Spider Mites.
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