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Abies concolor

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Species Name: Abies concolor
Common Name: White Fir

Beautiful large tree with aromatic foliage. Dark blue-green needles contrast with ash white bark. Good in large container and may be brought indoors for a living Christmas tree. Can live more than 300 years.

Plant Family: Pinaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 60-130' H x 20' W
Growth Habit: Upright pyramidal to cylindrical
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Widely distributed in N. CA. In So. CA: Tehachapis, Transverse, Peninsular ranges
Natural Habitat: Mixed conifer forest with pine, incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) to 11,000'

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Abies concolor var. concolor
Abies concolor var. lowiana
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